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RIP Stephen Hawking… You will be missed!

    World renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76.       Stephen Hawking was born 8 January 1942 in Oxford, England and at the age of 22 was diagnosed with motor neurone disease and given two years to live. The disease left him to live in a wheelchair and […]

Spring Forward and Fall Back

              Why do we “Spring Forward” and “Fall Back” every year?   On March 11th we will be “springing it Forward” meaning we will be setting our clocks ahead one hour. Why do we do this? We move one hour from the morning and add it to the night […]

Your Brain on Video Games

                               Your brain on video games Think fast! Your brain is a communication powerhouse! It takes in data, analyzes it, and helps you understand the world around you.  You also move, breath, and live because of the brain. So, what makes […]

Black History Month

  Black History Month is observed in February and the reason that we have Black History Month is so that we can remember the important contributions and achievements that African American’s have brought throughout this Nations history. One person that thought should be honored this month is Mae Jemison. She was the first African American to […]

The History Behind Valentine’s Day and Why We Celebrate it!

The History Behind Valentine’s Day! The Roman’s had a festival called The Feast of Lupercalia that was celebrated in the middle of February. An Emperor named Claudius II executed two men with the same name, Valentine, in different years, on the same day February 14th. The first Valentine was a Roman Priest and was caught and thrown […]

Word of the Week

  The Word of the week is: PHASE. The definition of a phase is: a distinct period or stage in a process of change or forming part of something’s development. The science experiment is: Ice Cube Fishing.     Now, we have a word of the week, a definition of the word of the week, and […]

Slip and Slide

Slip and Slide: Ice, the Winter Olympics, and Animal Adaptations. Ice ice baby! One of the most fun memories I have of winter is pretending to ice skate by sliding on the ice in my shoes. If you were careful and kept your balance you could zoom down the street like magic! Other times, I […]

History of Groundhog Day

Is the Groundhog going to see his shadow or not today? That is a question everyone asks themselves when the wake up on February 2nd.                   But what exactly is the history of Groundhog Day? Groundhog Day has its roots in the ancient Christian tradition of Candlemas […]

Here it From a HTHT Scientist!

HTHT own Jet stream Julie went to Woodland Heights Elementary School in Mooresville, NC to teach a after school enrichment program to students in grade K-5. Today at Woodland Heights, our junior scientists set out to explore the wondrous world of matter! First students raced water molecule cars! Here we study the act of cohesion, […]

Think About it Thursday….

              Has your child ever asked you a “Think About It” question before.  You know, the ones that maybe you didn’t know the answer to or the one that you could sorta answer, but couldn’t explain right? Then when you get home you have to get online and find […]