Posts Tagged ‘science made fun’



Dragons: Science or Science Fiction?

Join HTHT in celebrating Appreciate a Dragon Day January 16th! Since it is Appreciate a Dragon Day on January 16th, we started wondering, just where does the idea of Dragons come from, anyway?  Why does this mythical beast appear in ancient myths and legends all over the world, from The British Isles all the way […]

The Southern Hemisphere: What’s going on down there?

Is the earth round? I think we can all agree that it is. What we are going to tell you next, spoiler alert, will remind you of your high school geometry class. A great circle is the largest possible circle that can be drawn around a sphere. All spheres have great circles. If you cut a sphere at […]

Should old acquaintance be forgot?

It is almost New Year’s eve! Although most people are happy to be saying goodbye to the year 2020, it has certainly been a year to remember! Of course, when we talk about New Year’s eve, the words of Auld Lang Syne will surely come up! Why is that? What’s the song about? This song’s […]

Spice Up Your Winter….with these Winter Spices!

The kitchen has always been a place where people would gather – at birthday parties, celebrations, holidays, and family gatherings. The act of breaking bread around a table is more than just a tasty experience, it is a way to provide nurturing and show love. We see these same traits reflected around the globe in […]

First in Flight – Kites

Join High Touch High Tech in celebratingFirst in FlightDecember 17, 2020 What comes to mind when you hear this phrase? Orville & Wilbur Wright? The State of North Carolina’s motto and bragging rights? The movie Top Gun? We are taking this theme quite literally, trying to discover the actual first in flight. The answer is […]

Soil Science is a dirty business!

Join High Touch High Tech in celebrating World Soil DayDecember 5th, 2020 What kind of science is in soil? What is soil? So many questions… Soil is a material composed of five ingredients — minerals, organic plant matter, living organisms, gas, and water. Are their soil scientists? Of course!  What do soil scientists do? A soil scientist is a person […]

Gemstones & Crystals Galore

They grow, but they’re not alive. For centuries they’ve been used in witchcraft and wizardry, yet they are also so integral to science that they have been the key to revealing the molecular makeup of all of life!  What are these marvelous, ancient, modern, magical, scientific treasures?!  We’re talking about those magnificent minerals, GEMSTONES!   […]

2020 Nobel Prize Winners in Science

Congratulations to the 2020 Nobel Prize Winners! 2020’s winners show us, once again, that Science, like the universe, is ever-expanding and the potential for scientific discovery is unlimited! Chemistry Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier and Dr. Jennifer Doudna: for the development of CRISPR-Cas9, a method for genome editing. Dr. Charpentier and Dr. Doudna are the first team […]

Are You a Coffee Head?

It’s been said that Coffee is “the plant that domesticated humans.”  Although its exact origins are lost to history, we can be sure that coffee has had a meteoric rise in popularity around the world in the past 500 years.  In fact, coffee is second only to water as the world’s most consumed beverage!  Have […]

Native Communication

If a time machine dropped you into the Americas in 1491, what would you find? A vast, empty continent roamed by small bands of people, fighting to survive? No way!  Both North and South America before the arrival of Columbus played host to very large urban civilizations, powerful militaries, huge agricultural economies, and an impressive […]