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What’s the Science Behind the Fidget Spinner?

Fidget Spinner – Image Source: Pixabay.com You may remember your mom asking you to stop fidgeting when you were growing up. Perhaps, fidgeting is actually better for you then previously thought! Read below to find out why! As of May 2017 there is a new toy on the market…known as the fidget spinner. This toy [...]

New Technology Being Implemented by Delta Airlines

Recently, news came out stating that Delta Airlines was investing in a facial-recognition system that could make checking your bag at the airport twice as fast. Testing of the software is going to begin this summer at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. So how will this new technology work? Passengers will need to have a passport in order [...]

May 2017 E-News: Bird Migration & Climate Changes Affecting Migration Patterns

With International Migratory Birds Day approaching on May 13th, we wanted to dedicate our feature article of the May 2017 e-newsletter to be all about bird migrations and factors that affect it. One of my favorite past times is feeding and watching the birds in my backyard!  I have different visitors, such as the goldfinch, [...]

Cassini spacecraft is ready for its grand finale!!!

The Cassini Spacecraft is about to fly through the undiscovered space between Saturn’s rings and the planet. For the first time in history Cassini will be taking pictures and collecting data about Saturn’s interior, its mysterious storms, the age of its rings and the length of its day. Cassini launched into space on October 15th, 1997, entered [...]

Try These End of School Year Testing Study Tips!

  1. Designate a Study Area. Clear a designated study space at home or at your local library. Somewhere quiet with little distraction. 2. Get Organized. Make a list or better yet use a calendar to organize. Balance your homework, tests and extra curricular activities by using a planner. 3. Develop a Study Plan. You should create a [...]

April Showers Bring May Flowers!

  You know how the saying goes, April showers bring….May flowers! But does rain in April really bring flowers to May? Well let’s find out!  Perennials are a type of flower that die off in the fall but will bloom again each Spring. Some perennials, especially in warmer areas, might actually start blooming in March [...]

Letters from the students at Charlotte Jewish Day School

Such cute letters and drawings from our friends at the Charlotte Jewish Day School! Thank you for sharing about how much you all love science and enjoyed your visit with Jetstream Julie! Can’t wait until we get to come back and see you all!

The Science of Basketball

Pass, dribble and shoot! It is time for March Mania basketball – one of the most famous annual sporting events in the US. Whether you are watching college teams on TV or playing in the backyard, basketball is fun because of Science! I betcha’ didn’t know there was science involved in the sport of basketball! Bouncing [...]

HTHT Welcomes Our Newest Franchise in Minnesota!

High Touch High Tech – Science Made Fun is pleased to announce our newest Franchise location! Please welcome to the HTHT Family, High Touch High Tech of the Twin Cities serving Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. Adam and Tim traveled to Asheville, NC during the week of February 13th –February 17th, 2017 to complete their [...]

SMF Welcomes Our Newest Franchise in Denver, Colorado!

  Science Made Fun is pleased to announce our newest Franchise location in Denver, Colorado. Kilowatt Kels traveled to Asheville, NC during the week of January 9th – January 13th, 2017 to complete their franchise training. Please join us in welcoming Kelly and her team to the HTHT – Science Made Fun family!