Afterschool Programs

Serving Central and Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island

High Touch High Tech is...Science Made FUN!

This is the way science should be...
Educational, Entertaining, Hands on, Interactive, FUN, Motivating and Thought Provoking

Afterschool enrichment for Grades K-5
Hands on, Participatory, FUN and Safe!
All equipment and materials provided
Popular with parents, children and program staff!

Our scientists are qualified professionals and educators who are well versed in encouraging students to explore the many wonders of science. Children contribute their own ideas and opinions through interactive dialogue, and learn how science impacts their lives and the world around them.

After School Assemblies:
Meet for a single session of 60 minutes.
Suitable for groups of up to 20-25 students accompanied by supervisory program staff
Reservations are required and must be accompanied by a $40 non-refundable fee to confirm your booking.

"Thank you for the fantastic forensics program. As a result of your activity, the kids in our library haven't just watched CSI, they've lived it! If there were any "bad guys" within the vicinity of our building, they'd have been apprehended immediately! But you really enabled the kids to grasp the concepts of forensics and put them to fun and practical use. Thanks again for a decidedly different and enjoyable Vacation Week program."
Children's Librarian, Maynard MA Public Library

After School Weekly Programs:
Meet for 1 hour each week over an 8-10 week period at your after-school program facility.
Suitable for groups of 10-15 children in each session. Call for pricing.

High Touch High Tech programs are aligned with the Next Generation Science standards, the Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Curriculum Framework and the Rhode Island Science Grade Span Expectations for Grades K-8.

Please scroll down for:
A partial list of after school programs and their descriptions (we have many more programs and can customize programs to fit your theme!)
After School Program Scheduling Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Science Programs for Kids


Stimulate children's imagination & curiosity for science!

Call 508.384.5020 today, email or simply complete our on-line reservation form to book your High Touch High Tech hands on after-school science workshop today!

Science Programs for Kids


Investigate how fun and interesting science can be through hands-on learning!

Balance, Motion and Newton© 

Understand why things balance, how things move and all the forces that impact motion! We have FUN learning how to trick gravity, making objects balance or fall, and launching a rocket if the weather permits!

Discover how cool the brain really is! Find out why the brain is the boss, as we make neurons, axons, and much more!

Chemfun ©
Find out how much fun chemistry can be! Explore chromatography as you watch colors separate before your eyes. Make your own silly putty and gummy candies as we learn REAL chemistry.

Beams, Bridges and Columns 
Find out what makes buildings and bridges stand up and not fall down. Learn about compression and tension. Become an engineer, design a bridge that can carry a load and test out a prototype!

Down Deep ©
Discover our oceans and what creatures live down deep. Examine a real fish! Build your own coral reef and explore echolocation, whale song, and bioluminescence and find out how deep sea marine creatures survive and thrive.

Edison’s Workshop©
Explore the amazing world of electricity. Learn what’s “current” as you make water bend and hair rise. Transfer energy and get all the electrifying facts!

Extreme Scene©
Journey through the earth’s extreme environments. Have fun as we learn about deserts and see how animals and plants adapt to these harsh climates. Explore the amazing survival of the cactus. Learn about volcanoes and arctic biomes. Roll up your sleeves as we discover some slimy things.

Eye Eye Captain©
Discover our incredible sense of sight. Have fun as we build our very own eye ball to keep! Explore the properties of vision and perception. Learn about near sighted, far sighted, and astigmatism. See it all for yourself!

Finally Fun Machines©
Finally, a hands-on and FUN program on machines. Make your very own screw out of a carrot. Meet The Facilitator, our cool multi-personality compound machine, and engage in pulley power and incline plane antics. Become “energized” as we discover potential and kinetic energy. Discover the balance in your life as we make our very own levers.

Forensic Fun©
Solve the crime! Become a CSI technician as we dust for fingerprints, discover DNA, a mystery powder, teeth impressions, lip prints, and much more!

Get the facts…on those natural and unnatural acts! Earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanoes and oil spills. Learn about our changing conditions and what causes these phenomena. Have FUN as we make them happen in your classroom.

Get Buggy©
Discover the incredible world of bugs. Find out all the cool and creepy things bugs do. Design your own bug, see through the eyes of bugs, and more. Explore the many ways bugs help our world.

Get Off My Back©
Discover why it’s cool to be a vertebrate! Get Hip as we make our very own ball and socket joints. Stay connected as we work with skeletons to see which bones are connected. Learn about our funny bone and make gummy candies!

Jurassic Jr.©
Step back in time to the age of the dinosaurs. Become a paleontologist as we dig for and discover real fossils. Uncover the mysteries of the dinosaurs. Make your very own fossil.

Lego Atoms and Molecules
Experience a real chemical reaction and work with Lego bricks to understand the differences between compounds and mixtures and what happens to atoms and molecules in a chemical reaction.
(Program developed by MIT’s Mind Hand Alliance.)

Let’s Make Sense©
Have FUN as we make sense out of our senses. Explore our five senses, one sense at a time. Discover how much we rely on our senses.

Magnet Makers©
Discover the properties of magnetism. Have FUN as we uncover all the “attractive” facts. Make your very own electromagnet and much more!

Nutty Nutrients©
Get the essentials as we learn about the food groups. Have FUN as we test for protein, starch and fat. Become a food archeologist and climb the great food pyramid. Experiment with vitamins; learn to make healthy choices and much more!

Our Living Planet©
Discover why the Earth is our living Planet. Catch some rays as we discover ultraviolet light, the atmosphere and more. Reach for the sky as we learn all about clouds. Touch a cloud! Get into the swing of things as we learn about the equinox and solstice. Discover what Biome is your home!

Respiration Station©
Learn all about breathing. Discover how we can tell what we breathe out is not what we breathed in! Have FUN as we make our very own Breathing Machine. Make a wind tunnel and much more!

Sea Ya’ Later©
Explore our amazing underwater world. Learn about plankton, and why almost all ocean life depends on them. Get the Beef on Coral Reefs! Discover how marine mammals stay warm.

Silly Cells©
Discover the amazing world of biology. Experience osmosis, and even make your very own edible cell. Become a geneticist, and extract REAL DNA! Get ready to send in the clones!

Smarty Plants©
Discover the amazing world of plants. Learn about photosynthesis and germination. Have a hands-on look at roots, shoots, and transportation inside a plant. Get all the “seedy” facts!

Sounds Like Fun/Vibes©
Learn about the different types of sound. Discover what sounds actually are. Make sound travel through different media. Build your very own ear drum. Make salt dance and water fly!

Survive and Thrive©
From stinky skunks to flying frogs, journey through the amazing ways animals survive on earth. Make your very own creature that must survive.

The Power of Light©
Find out just how amazing light is. What is visible light? Discover who ROY G. BIV is and the electromagnetic spectrum. Uncover the mysteries behind light and why it is both wave like and particle like. Become “energized”, transfer energy and light up bulbs!

The Print Shop©
The fingerprint shop, that is! Learn about your genetically unique fingertip patterns. Discover the world of dermatoglyphics. Learn about what makes you genetically unique and genetically different from everyone else. Make genetic molecules that you can eat!

Up, Up & Away©
Learn about aerodynamics and what makes things fly. Learn about lift and drag as we use blimps and balloons. Launch a rocket, make a helicopter and discover why what goes up must come down.

Weather or Not©
Learn about weather as we take an up close and hands-on look at a real tornado. Watch as we make thunder. Discover all the amazing properties of air and air pressure. Touch lightning! Make the conditions change as we lift ice cubes with a string.

What’s the Matter©
Find out what really matters. Have FUN as we explore all different types of matter. Discover bubbling potions. Watch air take up space and solids turn into gases!

Science Programs for Kids


Participate in FUN science experiments with easy to use scientific tools!

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