GRADE:    4th Grade

TEACHER:  Ms. Ibrahim

PROGRAM:  Newton in a Nutshell

SCIENTIST:  Meteor Martin


This week’s LIMELIGHT SCHOOL OF THE WEEK IS……Brier Creek Elementary School in Raleigh, NC.

This week I had the opportunity to visit the 3rd graders in Ms. Ibrahim’s class out at Brier Creek Elementary School with our science program “Newton in a Nutshell”.  We had a fantastic lesson on Sir Isaac Newton and gravity. The children had a great time being able to participate in several hands-on science experiments, involving the three laws on motion.

These students were so involved in the experiments and new so much about physics and gravity, that when it was time for the class to end, they could not believe that it was over all ready! I kept hearing, “NO, I don’t want you to go” and “just one more experiment please!” One class had so much fun with one of the experiments centered around inertia, (a property of matter by which it continues in its existing state of rest or uniform motion in a straight line, unless that state is changed by an external force) now just reading that definition of inertia doesn’t sound interesting or fun BUT when all the students grouped together in the middle of the classroom, turning one of the hands-on experiments into a performance, (Ms. Ibrahim had to video them) the children loved it!

Now that is what it is all about, how to learn about science, but yet make it fun for them!!! I look forward to being back at Brier Creek in just two weeks.

Thank you so much Brier Creek Elementary School for allowing High Touch High Tech to be part of your curriculum.😊

Until next time, this is Meteor Martin blasting off!




GRADE:    3rd Grade

TEACHER:  Ms. Williams

PROGRAM:  Newton in a Nutshell

SCIENTIST:  Meteor Martin


This week’s LIMELIGHT SCHOOL OF THE WEEK IS……Long Mill Elementary School in Youngsville, NC

Hello Scientists, before I get into some detail about our Limelight school of the week, I wanted to tell everyone about a funny and embarrassing story that happened just before I arrived at the Limelight school.

My wife was out of town, so my mother had to take my children to school that morning in order for me to begin my classes on time.  I needed to stop by her house, which was close by, to drop something off and as I opened the door, her security system went off.  Now, I do know her code, but was not expecting this loud, obnoxious sound and I panicked.  I couldn’t remember a thing.  To make a long story short, the alarm company called the authorities and I waited 10 min for them to show.  After no body arrived, I left and headed to the school.  My mom arrived home shortly after to a Sheriff waiting and escorted her into the house to make sure nobody was in her home.  I have to say, that had it been a true emergency, I am not sure that I am thrilled that it took over ten minutes for anyone to arrive at the home

So that’s how my day began and thank goodness it got so much better once I arrived at Long Mill Elementary,” on time I might add.

Our lesson, Newton in a Nutshell, was a hit with the 3rd graders.  We had so much fun learning about and exploring Sir Isaac Newton’s Laws of Motion.  As the second class of the day was about to end, one of the students calls out “I would rather stay here and do more activities than go to lunch.”  All I can say is, “LOVE IT.”

As I teach, I really enjoy speaking with and getting to know the teachers that I am helping in each and every school that I go to.  As I was talking with one of these wonderful teachers at Long Mill Elementary, she stated that, “This is so much better that other field trips.  It is so much easier having you come in and teach than to load up on a bus, get permission forms signed and returned, make sure that all the students have lunches and keep up with them.”  It is exhilarating to hearing such positive comments from both students and teachers about our programs.

Thank you so much Long Mill Elementary School for allowing High Touch High Tech to be part of your curriculum.😊

Until next time, this is Meteor Martin blasting off!



GRADE:    5th

TEACHER:  Mr. Gilewicz

PROGRAM:  Meteorology Madness

SCIENTIST:  Meteor Martin


Hello to all the Scientists out there!  I hope that you all had a wonderful Holiday season and an even better start to the New Year.  The New Year means it’s time for new adventures so at High Touch High Tech, we will begin the year with a new blog called Limelight School of the Week.

This week’s Limelight School is none other than Adam’s Elementary.  I would like to thank the 5th graders at the school for being so patient as they had to wait several months in order to coordinate schedules to make up classes due to Hurricanes towards the end of last year.  The wait was worth it as the children and I had a blast talking about our lesson:  Meteorology Madness!!!

One of my favorite aspect of this job is seeing a group of children for the first time. As I began my day with these children I asked a lot of questions, at first only two or three hands are raised in response, but after only about 10 minutes the children become so excited and so many hands are raised that it is difficult choose who to call on. Especially when we started talking about hurricane’s! Since most of the children had experienced a mild hurricane a few months ago, it was nice for them to tell stories about what happened where they lived and how they thought the hurricane was formed, what kept the hurricane moving and why did the hurricane cause damage.  They were also able to get up-close & with hands-on look at changing conditions while experimenting with tornadoes, hurricanes, thunder, and lightning!

During one of our experiments that focuses on weather patterns, the children are taking turns in groups and suddenly I hear, “I Love this Class!!!” I don’t know if I can put into words the feeling I get when I am at a school and see and hear how much fun every child is having learning about and performing science experiments and putting what we learn into practice.

Thanks again to the 5th graders at Adams Elementary for making High Touch High Tech part of your day😊