Archive for the ‘Experiments: Science Made Fun’ Category



Soil Science is a dirty business!

Join High Touch High Tech in celebrating World Soil DayDecember 5th, 2020 What kind of science is in soil? What is soil? So many questions… Soil is a material composed of five ingredients — minerals, organic plant matter, living organisms, gas, and water. Are their soil scientists? Of course!  What do soil scientists do? A soil scientist is a person […]

Nature’s Density

What is Density? Density is how much ‘stuff’ is packed into a particular area. For example, if we have 13 balls in a box and we have the same box with 27 identical balls inside it. We say the box with 27 balls has higher density than the box with 13 balls. Density is a […]

Bang in a Bag

A chemical reaction is a process in which one or more chemicals (or things) combine to make something new. The ‘things’ or chemicals that we started with are called Reactants and the new ‘thing’ that is made are called Products. It is called a chemical reaction since: It is accompanied by a rearrangement of the […]

Bag Stab & Polymerization

A plastic bag is made of polymers, long chains of individual molecules called monomers. When a sharp pencil pierces the bag the polymer chains separate without breaking. The chains of molecules then squeeze tightly around the pencil creating a seal that prevents it from leaking. Polymers find use in our everyday life, from water bottles and Tupperware to tires for automobiles. The word […]

MEDIEVAL ENGINEERS: THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE CATAPULT

A catapult is a lever, a stick or beam, propped up by a fulcrum, the pivot point. The catapult magnifies your force to throw an object. So, you do not need as big of a force to propel a large object, but the larger the force, the farther it goes. In ancient times, catapults were […]

Birds Beaks & Adaptations

Discover the many ways that Birds use their Beaks! Birds are a class of vertebrates with more than 18000 different species. Of the various features that are common to all birds, perhaps the most characteristic is their beak. All birds have one beak. But it has evolved differently in each species to improve its functions […]

LIMELIGHT SCHOOL OF THE WEEK!

  The Limelight School of the Week is…. Vandora Springs Elementary School in Garner, NC.     TEACHER:  Ms. Allaman GRADE: 2nd grade PROGRAM:  Cycle Babble SCIENTIST:  Meteor Martin   Good Day to all the wonderful and extremely talented Scientists out there.  With Summer just around the corner, I assume those of you in traditional schools, […]

LIMELIGHT SCHOOL OF THE WEEK!

      GRADE:    4th TEACHER:  Ms. Mason PROGRAM:  It Doesn’t Phase Me SCIENTIST:  Meteor Martin   Limelight School of the Week:  Cape Fear Christian Academy   Hello Scientists, I hope everyone is having a wonderful and exciting Spring.  Playing sports, riding bikes, and enjoying this weather in anticipation of being able to go to […]

Limelight School Of The Week…..

  GRADE:    Pre-School TEACHER:  Ms. Fox PROGRAM:  Shoot For The Stars SCIENTIST:  Meteor Martin   This week’s LIMELIGHT SCHOOL OF THE WEEK IS……Duke Memorial Weekday School, Durham, NC   Hello Scientists.  I hope everyone has had a wonderful and Scientifically great week.  The last few months have been soooo busy with all the new […]

“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 […]