Posts Tagged ‘fun science experiments’



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 […]

Pumpkin Science on National Pumpkin Day!

It’s that time of year again where the leaves are changing colors, little graveyards are popping up in neighborhoods and millions of pumpkins are going through a metamorphosis to become jack-o’-lanterns. It’s Halloween time!  There are some interesting facts and science about the pumpkin.  In history, it was said that the jack-o-lantern was to fend of […]

Hurricane Science – Explaining Storms to Children!

What is a Hurricane? A hurricane is a huge tropical storm! It can be hundreds of miles across and have strong winds spiraling inward and upward at speeds of 75 to 200 mph. For instance, at peak intensity Hurricane Matthew was a Category 5 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 160 mph.  What makes a hurricane special is that it […]

HTHT of Oakland County, Michigan – “Science Made Fun” Camps Offer Kids A “Stay-cation”

Last week, High Touch High Tech of Oakland County, Michigan gave the students in Birmingham Schools a FUN option for their mid-winter break. While some kids left town for a vacation, the ones that didn’t  enjoyed a hands-on science “stay-cation.” Students from all over the Birmingham School district gathered at Berkshire Middle School for High […]