As we celebrate teachers this week, there are so many things to be thankful for, but we should start at the top with a recognition that we appreciate everything that teachers do.
Walking into a classroom every day, motivating, inspiring, and yes, teaching children is certainly an endeavor worth celebrating!
For our part, we’d like to express our sincere appreciation to all the teachers that we have had to the privilege of interacting with here at High Touch High Tech as well as all the teachers our entire team has had the honor of learning from.
For the third year in a row, HTHT of WNC provided its “Hands-on science for a high tech world” workshop for early childhood educators from around Western North Carolina.
This year 48 teachers, and early childhood directors participated. The hour and half workshop flew by, and everyone had a great time. More importantly, wonderful science process skills were shared and conveyed to teachers.
Teachers were able to ask questions and share feedback. Teachers learned amazing ways to teach kids science in a fun manner using safe, common, everyday materials. You can see for yourself just how much fun these educators were having with High Touch High Tech.
Just another example that science is fun for kids of all ages, even those that are kids at heart!
On April 25th, Zoology Zoe visited Veritas Christian Academy in Fletcher, NC for some magnet fun! Children participating in this hands-on, science program learned all the “attractive” facts about magnets and their poles. They then had the opportunity to test out their theories by performing a number of magnetic experiments including magnet races, floating rings and paper clip “fishing” just to name a few.
As an added surprise, WLOS News 13 was there to capture these young scientists in action!
Did you know that every magnet has a north and a south pole. When you put a north pole against a south pole, the poles attract; however, if you try to put a north pole against another north pole, the poles repel one another. Give it a try and let us know the results of your experiment!
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: http://www.dailynewstribune.com/multimedia/x947779922/Plympton-students-dive-into-Earth-sciences.
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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aa2gjVkzkhE
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: