Posts Tagged ‘at home experiments’



Dragons: Science or Science Fiction?

Join HTHT in celebrating Appreciate a Dragon Day January 16th! Since it is Appreciate a Dragon Day on January 16th, we started wondering, just where does the idea of Dragons come from, anyway?  Why does this mythical beast appear in ancient myths and legends all over the world, from The British Isles all the way […]

The Southern Hemisphere: What’s going on down there?

Is the earth round? I think we can all agree that it is. What we are going to tell you next, spoiler alert, will remind you of your high school geometry class. A great circle is the largest possible circle that can be drawn around a sphere. All spheres have great circles. If you cut a sphere at […]

Spice Up Your Winter….with these Winter Spices!

The kitchen has always been a place where people would gather – at birthday parties, celebrations, holidays, and family gatherings. The act of breaking bread around a table is more than just a tasty experience, it is a way to provide nurturing and show love. We see these same traits reflected around the globe in […]

First in Flight – Kites

Join High Touch High Tech in celebratingFirst in FlightDecember 17, 2020 What comes to mind when you hear this phrase? Orville & Wilbur Wright? The State of North Carolina’s motto and bragging rights? The movie Top Gun? We are taking this theme quite literally, trying to discover the actual first in flight. The answer is […]

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 […]

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 […]

All Candy. All Science. All FUN – Make Your Halloween Scientifically Spooky!

Drop a Warhead in baking soda water, and bubbles erupt. Leave a Skittle in water, and the S floats to the surface. Melt a Starburst, and shiny oil spots form. That’s right, next week is Halloween which means – All Candy. All Science. All FUN!  Candy experiments are a great way to use up all […]

Celebrate Leap Day – The FUN Science of Telling Time!

Thirty days hath September…but why on earth does February have 29 every four years? This year is a leap year, making the length of the 2012 calendar 366 days, instead of the normal 365.  Every four years an extra day is added to the month of February, but have you ever wondered why this happens? […]

Making & Recycling Paper At Home

Although thought of as an art, High Touch High Tech of South Florida uses this pulp recipe for paper-making science. You can use this activity not only to teach students how they can make their own recycled paper, but also teach students the value of recycling. The following recipe & instructions come to us from High […]