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Pumpkin Spice – The Bitter Sweet Story

Cinnamon, ginger, cloves and nutmeg.   This spice blend, known today as Pumpkin Spice, conjures up thoughts of wholesome fall fun – corn mazes, trick or treating, walking on crisp fall days and of course, that American fall favorite, pumpkin pie.  American people’s love for the pleasing, nostalgia-inducing taste of this spice blend means you can […]

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 […]

Thank You!

    We all know that teachers lead hectic lives. Grading papers at every opportunity, developing lesson plans, investing their hearts into their students’ success. Here at High Touch High Tech, we have the opportunity of coming into your classroom to teach your students about science and understand this is no small accomplishment.  We get […]

50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing!

    Do you remember where you were on these historic dates, July 16, 1969 and July 20, 1969? I am sure that Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong know exactly where they were! July 16, 1969 Apollo 11 launched from Cape Canaveral Florida with Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins on board, beginning their historic […]

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 […]