Posts Tagged ‘hands-on’



5 Things You Didn’t Know About Bumblebees

  Bumblebees are a large and fuzzy insects and they are the most important pollinators in the echo system. We depend on these pollinators to transfer pollen between male and female flower parts. Their wing beating combined with their large bodies vibrates flowers until they release pollen, which is called buzz pollination. Buzz pollination helps plants […]

“Meteor Martin” Lets Hear It From A Scientist!

Lesson Plan of the Week   Hello Scientists, before we get started on this week’s topic, I wanted to take a second to share with you a great moment that I had at Lafayette Elementary School this past week.  I arrived on campus and was walking into the school when one of the teachers standing […]

“Meteor Martin” Lets Hear It From A Scientist!

  Hello Scientist.  The is “Meteor” Martin and we have had a fun and wonderful week working with the children at Wild Wood, Thales of Wake Forest, and Pleasant Grove Elementary Schools.  Our lessons this week were “Sounds Like Fun” and “What’s the Matter”.     Sounds like Fun began with a discussion as to […]

A Scientists Week at HTHT

Hello scientists, this is Meteor Martin and I am going to discuss our lessons for the week of Nov. 5th, 2018.  First, we had Kindergartner’s work on Weather Wizards.  Next some 3rd graders loved The Body Shop and finally we studied ecosystems with 5th graders and went on an Eco Safari.   For Weather Wizards, […]

Halloween

What is the real meaning of Halloween? Halloween was originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. … The evening before was known as All Hallows Eve, and later Halloween. Who started Halloween? Halloween began as the festival of Samhain. It was part of […]

Great Pumpkin Science!

Great Pumpkin Science It’s October, which means it is pumpkin time!  Pumpkins are a North American fall staple known for their bright orange hue, hard skin, and round shape.  We bake goodies, decorate with, and carve pumpkins every year, but what makes them special and how did our traditions start? Pumpkins are a cultivator of […]

Word Of The Week….

The word of the week is: SHADOW The definition of a shadow is: a dark area or shape produced by a body coming between rays of light and a surface. The Science Experiment is: Make a Sun Dial Now, we have a word of the week, a definition of the word of the week, and we […]

Think About It Thursday….

     Why Do Leaves Fall Off Trees? During that process, the trees lose a lot of water – so much water that when winter arrives, the trees are no longer able to get enough water to replace it. And so now we know. Leaves fall—or are pushed—off trees so that the tree can survive the winter and grow new leaves in the spring […]

That Sounds Funny!

That Sounds Funny! Sound is an invisible form of energy generated from vibrations. Sound waves propagate or repeat in a pattern as they travel across mediums.  Sound can travel through air, water, even some solid surfaces like walls. Make your voice high and then low – did you notice a difference in the vibration? That […]

Now You See Me, Now You Don’t!

Now you see me; now you don’t! Who doesn’t love a good game of hide and seek? Hide and seek happens in nature through adaptations known as camouflage and mimicry. Most of these adaptations have developed over time.  Members of the species who used camouflage or mimicry were more likely to survive so more and […]