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If Pets Had Thumbs

    Have you ever wondered why we have thumbs? Do you think only humans have thumbs?  What if all animals had thumbs? Our thumbs are an example of an adaptation.  Our hands evolved over time (much like our eyes and other distinct features) to serve a purpose critical to our survival as a species. […]

“From the Field”

Molecule Mike – “Sounds Like Fun” You can’t predict those purpose-affirming moments that often happen in classrooms. All it takes is one comment or thought-provoking question from a precocious student to remind you that making science fun and increasing science literacy is critical and impactful work. During a recent in-school field trip for 2nd graders […]

Limelight School Of The Week!

  GRADE:    5th Grade TEACHER:  Ms. Greggory PROGRAM:  Meteorology Madness SCIENTIST:  Meteor Martin   This week’s LIMELIGHT SCHOOL OF THE WEEK IS……LaFayette Elementary School, Fuquay-Varina, NC Hello Scientists, I hope that everyone has had a scientifically wonderful week.  Our Limelight school is none other that the legendary, Lafayette Elementary. I would like to begin […]

Black History Month

Black History Month  As we celebrate Black History Month, remember the important contributions and achievements of African Americans throughout our nation’s history! Elijah McCoy was born in Canada to parents who were slaves and had escaped slavery by way of the Underground Railroad.  His parents really wanted him to get a good education.  But they could not […]

Limelight School of the Week….

    GRADE:  4th Grade TEACHER:  Ms. Coleman  PROGRAM:  “Jurassic Classic” SCIENTIST:  Meteor Martin   This week’s LIMELIGHT SCHOOL OF THE WEEK IS……Pleasant Union Elementary School, Raleigh, NC.   Hello Scientists!!!  This week was packed full of fun and amazing lessons covering a wide variety of topics.  The list included: having fun with sound, learning about […]

LIMELIGHT SCHOOL OF THE WEEK…..

  GRADE:    3rd Grade TEACHER:  Ms. DeChesere PROGRAM:  Newton in a Nutshell SCIENTIST:  Meteor Martin   This week’s LIMELIGHT SCHOOL OF THE WEEK IS……Sandy Ridge Elementary School, Durham, NC. Hello scientists!!!  I hope that everyone has had a fantastic week.   I recently had the opportunity to visit a school for the very first time […]

LIMELIGHT SCHOOL OF THE WEEK…..

  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 […]

LIMELIGHT SCHOOL OF THE WEEK….

  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 […]

“LIMELIGHT SCHOOL OF THE WEEK!”

  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 […]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Bumblebees

  Bumblebees are a large and fuzzy insects and they are the most important pollinators in the echo system. We depend on these pollinators to transfer pollen between male and female flower parts. Their wing beating combined with their large bodies vibrates flowers until they release pollen, which is called buzz pollination. Buzz pollination helps plants […]