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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 [...]

Learning about S.T.E.A.M & Engineering with Gumdrops

  S.T.E.A.M. has become a hot topic in the world of education. It is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics for guiding student inquiry, discussion, creativity and critical thinking skills. Today we are going to focus in on the Engineering side of S.T.E.A.M. So what is engineering anyways? [...]

September 2016 E-News: STEM Careers Pertaining to the study of the Ozone Layer

The International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer On September 16, 2004, it was announced by the United Nations General Assembly to proclaim the day as the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer which also commemorates the date of the signing, in 1987, of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that [...]

The Science of Moonbows

With National Moon Day approaching on July 20th and the Anniversary of the Apollo 11’s first landing on the Moon, we felt it appropriate to feature the science of moonbows in this month’s newsletter. A moonbow is also commonly referred to as a lunar rainbow. A moonbow is a rare natural atmospheric phenomena that occurs when the [...]

May is National BBQ Month – Grilling Around the World

National BBQ Month is an unofficial holiday and an exciting way to kick off the start to summer! In this article we will take a look at some of the ways American’s celebrate during the warm summer months. We will also look at some of the ways cultures from around the world use grills and [...]

The Science of Mirages

The Science of Mirages We’ve all seen that part in the movie where the weary desert wanderer has been walking for hours and is dying of thirst. Then he happens upon a vast body of water on the horizon. He runs towards the water, it grows closer and closer, until he springs himself into the [...]

Sugar From Trees: The Science of Maple Syrup

People nowadays are turning away from processed sugars and latching onto natural forms of sweeteners. One of the more popular natural sweeteners is maple syrup and it is claimed to be more nutritious and healthier than white sugar. Maple syrup is produced from the sap of the sugar maple tree. The sugar maple tree grows [...]

Celebrating National Honey Month: From Hive to the Table

The journey of honey from the bee hive to your kitchen table starts with the honey bee. There is a total of around 20,000 separate species of bees in the world but only about 7 of those are different types of honey bees. Honey bees collect pollen and nectar from blooming flowers and plants. These [...]

The Science Behind the Etch-A-Sketch

Image Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F Have you ever wondered what the The Etch-A-Sketch® is really made of? Here at High Touch High Tech, we just figured the iconic toy was driven by magnets. But that is not the case at all! So how does an Etch-A-Sketch actually work?  An Etch-A-Sketch has a thick, flat gray screen in a red plastic frame. There are [...]

Frogs VS Toads: The Ultimate Battle

Can you tell the difference between a frog and a toad? Let’s put these two species of amphibians into an ultimate battle of comparisons!  Frogs and toads may look similar but there are many differences between them! In this article we will discover the many differences and even some similarities between frogs and toads! Frogs [...]