Posts Tagged ‘summer’



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 […]

Summer Solstice 2016 and the Strawberry Moon!

  The summer solstice is the longest day of the year, a day falling around late June when there are approximately 17 hours of day light. But 2016 is a special year, because the solstice coincides with the Strawberry Moon, a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence. What is the Strawberry Moon? The Strawberry Moon is a full moon. Despite the name, the moon […]

Think About It Thursday: How Do Firefly’s Light Up?

The firefly also commonly known as “Lightning Bugs” produce a light within their bodies! How do they do this, you ask? Well it is through a process called bioluminescence . Bioluminescence occurs widely in marine vertebrates and invertebrates, as well as in some fungi, microorganisms including some bioluminescent bacteria. Each blip of light is produced by a chemical reaction […]

Think About It Thursday: How Much Water Is In A Watermelon?

Tomorrow is the first day of May 2015! I cant believe how fast this year is going! So with summer just around the corner…let’s dedicate this Thursday’s post to a very popular summer food…the watermelon! The watermelon is no doubt named after one of it’s main ingredients. But do you know how much water is […]

Summer Camp Sign-Ups!

Summer is just around the corner and it will be here before you know it! It’s that time to start signing up your children for summer camps! Try a High Touch High Tech summer camp this year!  Our Sizzlin’ Science Summer Camp field trips bring a FUN, hands-on & educational experience direct to your campers! Children […]

Moon Mud

Kids at the Waynesville Parks and Recreation Center in North Carolina enjoyed Space…the Final Frontier program with Einstein Emily. Along with making glow in the dark moon mud, the kids were filmed for the local news on a Never Stop Learning segment they do. The kids had a great time seeing the chemical reactions and […]