Posts Tagged ‘science fun’



Letters from the students at Charlotte Jewish Day School

Such cute letters and drawings from our friends at the Charlotte Jewish Day School! Thank you for sharing about how much you all love science and enjoyed your visit with Jetstream Julie! Can’t wait until we get to come back and see you all!

Nom, Nom, Nom… It’s National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!!

Happy National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day! The chocolate chip cookie was invented by Ruth Graves Wakefield in the 1930s. Legend has it that Wakefield was making chocolate cookies and ran out of regular baker’s chocolate. So she substituted broken pieces of semi-sweet chocolate thinking that they would melt and mix into the batter. However, they did not (thankfully!) […]

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!  Earth provides everything we need to survive – shelter, food, water, air and so much more! April 22nd is an annual holiday that serves as a reminder of how we personally impact the Earth. It presents an opportunity to educate children on how to make responsible decisions when it comes to protecting the Earth’s resources.  Some […]

Holy Moley! 5 FUN Facts About Mole Day

Today, October 23 (or 10/23, as it’s written the American way), from 6:02 am to 6:02 pm, is Mole Day. No, it’s not a day for freckles, spies, Mexican sauce, or cute little burrowing mammals. Rather it’s the day to celebrate the chemical unit the “mole.” What is a mole, you ask, having forgotten high school chemistry. A […]

All Candy. All Science. All FUN – Make Your Halloween Scientifically Spooky!

Drop a Warhead in baking soda water, and bubbles erupt. Leave a Skittle in water, and the S floats to the surface. Melt a Starburst, and shiny oil spots form. That’s right, next week is Halloween which means – All Candy. All Science. All FUN!  Candy experiments are a great way to use up all […]

Scoop in Some FUN – July is National Ice Cream Month!

Ahhh, ice cream. A rite of summer. Whether a simple cone, a sundae or a huge banana split- ice cream is the indulgence of choice for families across America. In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday as National Ice Cream Day. The President recognized ice cream […]

Venus Transit 2012 from Super Hi-Def NASA Camera

Did you check out the Venus Transit last week? We know of a few people who headed out to try and see it. But, if you missed it, or if you just want a better view of it, check out this video, taken by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. The observatory’s main purpose is to examine the sun’s […]

HTHT of Central NJ Bridge Generation Gap with Hands-On Science!

Second graders from Immaculate Conception School in Somerville, CT joined the residents of Brandywine Senior Living Center this week for a science experience that proved… your’e never too old to learn! High Touch High Tech of Conneticut franchise owner, Planet Preeti,  engaged the inter-generational groups in two sessions of the popular, environmental themed program – “The Green […]

Celebrate Leap Day – The FUN Science of Telling Time!

Thirty days hath September…but why on earth does February have 29 every four years? This year is a leap year, making the length of the 2012 calendar 366 days, instead of the normal 365.  Every four years an extra day is added to the month of February, but have you ever wondered why this happens? […]

Ava Avalanche Gets Students Excited About Science in BC!

Ava Avalanche, a scientist from HTHT British Columbia recently took the students of Blundell Elementary School on a fun, hands-on science adventure. Students in Mr. Varner’s 6th & 7th grade class explored the fascinating world of cells with our Silly Cells program. Mr Varner said “Ava Avalanche was great! She was engaging, enthusiastic, and friendly.” The […]