- poinsettia ‘flowers’
- beaker or cup
- hot plate or boiling water
- scissors or a blender
- filter paper or coffee filters
- 0.1 M HCl
- vinegar (dilute acetic acid)
- baking soda solution (2 g / 200 mL water)
- 0.1 M NaOH
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 Touch High Tech’s “Science Made Fun” camps. The Kindergarten – 5th grade students became scientists for the week, exploring the solar system, electricity, the laws of motion, dinosaurs and even chemistry!
“Science Made Fun” camps give students the opportunity to experience interactive, fun and exciting science first hand. The kids were so excited about High Touch High Tech’s week long camp that on Monday, despite the heavy snow storm, more than 90% of scheduled students found a way to make it to school!
Tuesday had full attendance. It was Shockmee Day as students experimented with static electricity and electric currents. Wednesday was Pushing and Pulling Day, as students experimented with the three laws of motion and how to lift objects with little effort. Thursday was Going Crazy for Dinos as students learned about fossils and bones and facts from the past. Friday was Mix Me Up Day as students made chemical reactions explode — some with shocking results.
If you live in the Oakland County area & want to have your own High Touch High Tech program or summer camp – check out their website & contact info below: