Posts Tagged ‘at home science.’



The Hidden Life of Mushrooms

Join High Touch High Tech in celebrating Mushroom Day April 14th! In a soup, they’re a pleasure.  On pizza, a game-changer.  Grilled on a bun, they are a vegetarian’s best friend.  Mushrooms are one of mother earth’s tastiest foods, but did you know they could also… SAVE THE WORLD?  Researchers like Paul Stamets are teaching […]

Live Long & Prosper

Join High Touch High Tech in celebrating, Live Long and Prosper Day March 26th If you were ever a fan of Start Trek, the phrase, “Live Long and Prosper” is a familiar one. Often spoken by Starship Enterprise’s resident Vulcan and scientist, driven strictly by logic, Mr. Spock. As we celebrate this special day and […]

Sharks Never Get Toothaches!

Join High Touch High Tech in celebrating National Toothache Day February 9, 2021! Far back into some of the most ancient human remains ever found, archaeologists see a constant human universal: toothaches!  Whether broken, lost, ground down completely, or abscessed so severely they impact the bone of the jaw, humankind has suffered with tooth pain […]

Little Piece Picker-Uppers

Join High Touch High Tech in celebrating National Chopsticks Day February 6, 2021! It is said that you can neatly divide the world population by choice of eating utensil.  About one third of the world population eats with knife and fork.  Another third of the world  eats with their hands.  The other third uses chopsticks […]

Setting the World A-BUZZ, It’s National Kazoo Day!

Join High Touch High Tech in celebrating National Kazoo Day January 28, 2021! Our story begins in Macon, Georgia in the 1840’s. A gentleman named Alabama Vest and his buddy Thaddeus von Clegg invented the kazoo! They were trying to re-imagine an old African instrument called a horn mirliton or onion flute.  Mirliton, is a […]

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 […]

Should old acquaintance be forgot?

It is almost New Year’s eve! Although most people are happy to be saying goodbye to the year 2020, it has certainly been a year to remember! Of course, when we talk about New Year’s eve, the words of Auld Lang Syne will surely come up! Why is that? What’s the song about? This song’s […]

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 […]

Mission to Mars

Join High Touch High Tech in celebrating Red Planet Day November 28th! Who’s ready to go on a mission to Mars? If you are like me, you have already been on a mission to Mars, thanks to the classic ride at Disney World. Mission to Mars was an attraction located in Tomorrowland at Disneyland and at […]

Gemstones & Crystals Galore

They grow, but they’re not alive. For centuries they’ve been used in witchcraft and wizardry, yet they are also so integral to science that they have been the key to revealing the molecular makeup of all of life!  What are these marvelous, ancient, modern, magical, scientific treasures?!  We’re talking about those magnificent minerals, GEMSTONES!   […]