Weather Fun!

Now that cold weather has arrived Brad Vereen of High Touch High Tech of the Bay Area, California ( has suggested a fun weather experiment you can try at home.

Supplies Needed:
Baby food jar
Alka-seltzer tablet
Pastina (can substitute instant mashed potato flakes)

Experiment: Weather Jar
1. Fill the jar with water about ¾ full
2. Put a few pieces of pastina or mashed potato flakes in the jar
3. Place Aka-seltzer tablet in jar and immediately put the lid on

Watch weather happen before your eyes! See thunder by using pastina (notice how they look like clouds). The pastina will dance up and down simulating the event of thunder as cold air pushes warm air down. You can substitute instant mashed potato flakes for the pastina to create a more dramatic weather event. While it also simulates thunder, it will look like a snowstorm in the jar!


On November 10, High Touch High Tech of Boston visited Plympton Elementary School in Waltham, MA. The 4th graders were engaged for 90 minutes of hands on science experiments with Rocket Ryan as they participated in the action packed program ‘Fun’omena. Students learned about weather phenomena as they erupted volcanoes, simulated earthquakes, talked about hurricanes, and created tornadoes. Students were also “eggscited” to learn about the earth’s structure and forces as they “eggamined” with a hard boiled egg during an “eggsperiment.” Check out an article about the program in The Daily News Tribune by clicking on the following link:
You can also watch a video of Rocket Ryan in action as he counts down to a volcanic eruption with students by clicking on the following link:

Goblin Goo

On Saturday October 25, High Touch High Tech participated in the Town of Fletcher Halloween Carnival at Kate’s Park in Fletcher, NC bringing hands on spooky science fun to the holiday festival. Children dressed in costumes enjoyed mixing orange Goblin Goo concoctions that they took home at our booth with Seismic Shelby. High Touch High Tech also participated in the Boys and Girls Club of Henderson County Halloween Carnival in Hendersonville, NC on Halloween. Over 700 people from the community attended the annual event.

Check out our website by clicking on the following link to find recipes for Goblin Goo and more: