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Think About it Thursday-Hurricanes!

What is a Hurricane? A hurricane is a huge tropical storm! It can be hundreds of miles across and have strong winds spiraling inward and upward at speeds of 75 to 200 mph. Recent Category 5 hurricanes include 2005-Katrina (175 mph), 2005-Rita (180 mph), 2005-Wilma (185 mph), 2007-Dean (175 mph), 2007-Felix (175 mph), 2017-Maria (175 mph), […]

What’s That Smell?

  What’s that Smell? A stinky smell usually means something is wrong – food’s gone bad, something is dead, someone needs a bath. Yet in the plant world, a stinky smell can be a good thing.  Smelling super gross helps certain plants spread their pollen and seeds, which successfully creates the next generation for their […]

2018-2019 Educational Grants

This is the Updated Grant List for the 2018-2019 School Year! Start the 2018-2019 school year off with excitement! There’s no better way to get students out of the “summer slump” and back on track than with High Touch High Tech! Looking for ways to fund your next High Touch High Tech workshop? Whether your […]

That Sounds Funny!

That Sounds Funny! Sound is an invisible form of energy generated from vibrations. Sound waves propagate or repeat in a pattern as they travel across mediums.  Sound can travel through air, water, even some solid surfaces like walls. Make your voice high and then low – did you notice a difference in the vibration? That […]

HTHT goes to CAMP COURAGE for some Science Fun!

  High Touch High Tech has been going out to Camp Courage for the past 8 years to make sure that the children have a AWESOME, hands-on, day of Science! This years theme is “Science Circus” and the HTHT scientists, along with the children had fun with bubbles, balloons, tornado tubes, bag stabs and even […]

Wild and Wonderful – Father’s of the Animal Kingdom!

  Father’s Day is a wonderful time to celebrate and honor devoted dads of every species.  Just like their human counterparts, there are some males in the animal world that play a vital role in raising and teaching their offspring.  As we prepare to sing paternal praises this Father’s Day, let us not forget that […]

What important invention happened on May 23, 1785 and by Whom?

Answer:   The invention of the Bifocals was announced on May 23, 1785 by Benjamin Franklin!     To learn more about Benjamin Franklin and his bifocals, check out this article!   http://www.antiquespectacles.com/topics/franklin/franklin.htm  

~Think About it Thursday~

Here is a great Think About Thursday Thought…. Have you ever wondered why your dog freaks out during a thunderstorm? With Summer storms right around the corner, you need to read this article and find out why and what to do when this happens!! https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/04/animals-pets-summer-storms-weather/     Image Source: Pixabay.com Article Source: https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/04/animals-pets-summer-storms-weather/

Now You See Me, Now You Don’t!

Now you see me; now you don’t! Who doesn’t love a good game of hide and seek? Hide and seek happens in nature through adaptations known as camouflage and mimicry. Most of these adaptations have developed over time.  Members of the species who used camouflage or mimicry were more likely to survive so more and […]

Think about it Thursday……April Showers

We all know the saying “April showers bring May flowers” but have you ever wondered how to measure a rain drop? There’s always water vapor in our air. Sometimes it collects in clouds and then, when it gets heavy enough, falls to earth as rain. Most people think of raindrops as tear-shaped. But a French […]