Posts Tagged ‘hands-on science’



Bang in a Bag

A chemical reaction is a process in which one or more chemicals (or things) combine to make something new. The ‘things’ or chemicals that we started with are called Reactants and the new ‘thing’ that is made are called Products. It is called a chemical reaction since: It is accompanied by a rearrangement of the […]

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 […]

Birds Beaks & Adaptations

Discover the many ways that Birds use their Beaks! Birds are a class of vertebrates with more than 18000 different species. Of the various features that are common to all birds, perhaps the most characteristic is their beak. All birds have one beak. But it has evolved differently in each species to improve its functions […]

25 Years of Hands-On Scientist Training

“I hear and I forgot. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” High Touch High Tech believes in hands-on education. We believe that is the only way to learn science. Afterall, High Touch is in our name! At High Touch High Tech, we take our hands-on education approach to training our scientists. […]

Feature Teacher of the Month

 Feature Teacher: An Interview with Teacher of the Month Chad Johnson   Q: Why did you become a teacher? A: I became a teacher because I had a family member that knew I had experience with kids throughout the years. [This family member] she encouraged me, a long time ago, to pursue education. So, I […]

A Word From the Principal of the Year- Lauren Evans

  Lauren Evans from Asheville Primary School was named Principal of the Year. Read what she had to say about High Touch High Tech of WNC.         10/8/2019   To Whom It May Concern: Asheville Primary School is a public Montessori that services students PreK-3rd grade. Our educational model promotes student centered […]

Thank You!

    We all know that teachers lead hectic lives. Grading papers at every opportunity, developing lesson plans, investing their hearts into their students’ success. Here at High Touch High Tech, we have the opportunity of coming into your classroom to teach your students about science and understand this is no small accomplishment.  We get […]

Difference Makers

  Difference Makers   At this moment, somewhere around the world there is a High Touch High Tech instructor teaching a group of excited children! They are delivering “hands-on” science programs that encourage fun learning in an innovative way. Providing these types of services brings joy to students, instructors, and faculty. This joy and excitement […]

From the Field

“From the Field” Summer Science Hemlock Hayden, High Touch High Tech of WNC As a new Scientist to High Touch High Tech, having the opportunity of engaging and inspiring young minds to think about and get excited about science has been a very new, yet extremely rewarding experience. Not just doing fun experiments themselves but […]