Serving Central and Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island
High Touch High Tech is...Science Made FUN!
High Touch High Tech of New England delivers 90-minute, in school science workshops that transform your classroom into a living STEM laboratory.
Our scientists are qualified professionals and educators who engage children in non-stop, hands on, FUN and safe learning.
High Touch High Tech programs are aligned with the Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Curriculum Frameworks, the Rhode Island Science Grade Span Expectations for Grades K-8, and the Next Generation Science Standards.
Call 508.384.5020 today, email info@ScienceMadeFunNE.net or simply complete our reservation form online to book your High Touch High Tech hands on in-school science workshop today!
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PROGRAMS FOR GRADES K-5
Aligned with the MA Science Curriculum Frameworks, RI Grade Span Expectations and the Next Generation Science Standards
“The scientist was incredible. The children loved the program and how it was all hands on. They learned so much from her.”
Grade 3, Forest Avenue School, Middletown, RI
Balance, Motion and Newton© (PS2)
Understand why things balance, how things move and all the forces that impact motion! Have FUN while you learn how to trick gravity and make objects balance or fall down! Launch a rocket if the weather permits! Replaces Newton in a Nutshell©.
Beams, Bridges and Columns© (ETS1)
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!
Cosmic Capers© (ESS1)
Launch a rocket into space as we explore the Milky Way and our solar system. Learn how the sun, earth and moon interact with each other. Learn more about the planets, the phases of the moon, eclipses and much more. Have a real impact, as we look at asteroid impacts.
Dig It© (ESS1, ESS2, PS1)
Step into the world of Geology and the Rock Cycle. Uncover the mysteries of rock formation, minerals, gems, and crystals. Pan for real gems and keep what you find! Perform a battery of tests as we classify our gems.
“The scientist was extremely knowledgeable, organized and engaging. She had excellent classroom management skills.”
Grade 5 Teacher, F.J. Dutile Elementary School, Billerica, MA
Down Deep© (LS2)
Discover our oceans and what creatures live down deep. Explore echolocation, whale song, symbiosis, and bioluminescence. Make your own man-o-war and find out how deep sea marine creatures survive and thrive.
Edison’s Workshop© (PS3)
Explore the amazing world of electricity. Learn what’s “current” as you make hair rise and water bend. Transfer energy and get all the electrifying facts! Generate electricity. Make an electromagnet as we uncover all the “attractive” and “repulsive” facts.
ExSEEDingly Cool© (LS1)
Discover the amazing world of plants. Have fun as we check out all types of amazing seeds. Find out what seeds need, and take some home to grow.
Extreme Scene© (LS2)
Journey through the earth’s extreme environments: deserts, rainforests, the depths of the oceans, the arctic zones. Learn how birds, animals, marine creatures and plants adapt to these harsh climates. Explore the amazing survival of the cactus. Roll up your sleeves as we discover some slimy things!
Finally Fun Machines© (Machines, ETS1)
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. Balance using levers and by moving fulcrums. Look at everyday machines and see what cool functions they have. Enter the world of screws and determine the most appropriate tools to use.
“Children learned so much and had a "ball" building a crane. Lots of cooperation and critical thinking took place.”
Grade 2 Teacher, Fales Elementary School, Westborough, MA
Forensic Fun© (LS3)
Solve the crime by lunch time! Become a CSI technician as we look for clues, discover a mystery powder, learn all about DNA, dust for fingerprints and much more.
Friction Gives Me Traction© (PS2, PS3)
Experience friction and create traction for balls, tires, slides, pennies, and more! Change the shape and find ways to slip and slide away.
"Great Job! Common Core related content! Everyone was engaged and the children loved it!"
Grade 3 Teacher, Brooks Elementary School, Medford, MA
‘Fun’omena© (ESS2, ESS3)
Get the facts…on those natural phenomena that disrupt our lives: earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanoes and more! Learn about our changing conditions and what causes these phenomena. Have FUN as we make them happen in your classroom.
Get Buggy© (LS2)
Discover the incredible world of bugs. Find out all the cool and creepy things bugs do. See through the eyes of bugs, make your very own beehive and play the pheromone game. Explore the many ways bugs help our world.
Jurassic Jr© (LS4)
Step back in time to the age of the dinosaurs. Become a paleontologist as we uncover the mysteries of the continents, dinosaurs, plants, and marine life that existed millions of years ago. Examine REAL fossils, dig for and make your very own fossil.
“Fantastic Job! I was impressed! The children loved the scientist and all the experiments! Hands-on and every student could tell you something he/she learned.”
Grade 2 Teacher, John J. McGlynn Elementary School, Medford, MA
Let’s Make Sense© (LS1)
Have FUN as we make sense out of our senses. Explore the five senses, one sense at a time. Discover how much animals and we rely on our senses.
“The scientist was great with the kids!”
Grade 1 Teacher, Joseph R. Dawe Elementary School, Stoughton, MA
Magnet Makers© (PS2)
Discover the properties of magnetism. Have FUN as we uncover all the “attractive” and “repulsive” facts. Make an electromagnet. Uncover the many uses for magnets and magnetic forces!
Matter Matters© (PS1)
Discover all states of matter including plasma. Explore the properties of matter, evaporation rates, reversible and irreversible changes, and the cool journey from liquid to gas. Make your very own bouncing ball to take home!
Meteorology Madness© (ESS2)
Discover the force of wind and air pressure. Touch a cloud and experience the power of lightning! Become a real meteorologist. Look at clouds, the jet stream, and weather maps to predict the weather!
Reason for the Season© (ESS1)
Discover the four seasons. Have fun as we make the earth rotate and tilt, and lengthen and shorten days. Make your own leaf rub, snowflake and extract color from a leaf and more!
Sea Ya’ Later© (LS2)
Explore our amazing underwater world. Learn about plankton, and why almost all ocean life depends on them. Explore Coral Reefs and examine a real fish – gills, fins, scales and all! Make your very own reef to keep!
Smarty Plants© (LS1)
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!
“I Love this program! It excites my students every year. The vocabulary and content of the lessons were targeted toward our curriculum perfectly. Thank you!”
Grade 2 Teacher, Shaker Lane Elementary School, Littleton, MA
Sounds Like Fun/Vibes© (PS3, PS4)
Catch the vibes… and find out all the amazing facts about sound. Make sound travel through different media. Build an ear drum. Make salt dance and water fly! Learn about wave motion, and have FUN as we make our own musical instrument and send Morse code!
Survive and Thrive© (LS2, LS4)
From stinky skunks to flying frogs, journey through the amazing ways animals, birds, plants and marine creatures adapt and survive in their habitats. Are you predator or are you prey?
The Chain Gang© (LS2, PS4)
Join the chain gang, the food chain that is. Have fun as we learn about predator-prey relationships and food webs, and dissect real owl pellets. Find out how animals protect themselves in the wild!
The Power of Light© (PS3, PS4)
Find out just how amazing light is. Reflect it, refract it, pass it through different media, and send messages with it! Uncover the mysteries behind ROY G. BIV, UV light, and the electromagnetic spectrum. Become “energized”, transfer energy and light up bulbs!
The Print Shop© (LS3)
We all leave prints behind! Learn about your fingertip patterns, inherited traits and genetically unique DNA. Make DNA that you can eat! Can the environment influence your DNA?
Weather or Not© (ESS2)
Learn about weather as we take an up close and hands-on look at the wind, clouds, and a real tornado. Discover all the amazing properties of air and air pressure. Touch lightning and a cloud!
“The Weather or Not program exceeded my expectations. The kids were completely engaged for the entire hour and a half. The program was PERFECT! The kids loved it and learned more in an hour and a half than I could have taught in a month. Your programs are extraordinary!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!"
Grade 1 Teacher, John F. Kennedy School, Franklin, MA
What’s the Matter© (PS1)
Find out what really matters. Have FUN as we explore phase changes and properties of different types of matter. Watch air take up space and solids turn into gases!
“The children were engaged and excited throughout the whole program. The hands-on experiments truly helped them see what matter is!"
Grade 2 Teacher, Taft Elementary School, Uxbridge, MA
MORE IN-SCHOOL PROGRAMS
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.
Get the essentials as we learn about the food groups. Have FUN as we test for protein, starch and fat. Balance your meals with Choose My Plate. Experiment with vitamins; learn to make healthy choices, portion control, getting your heartbeat up and much more! (Please note: nuts are not used in this program.)
Up, Up & Away©
Learn about aerodynamics and what makes things fly. Learn about lift and drag and the forces that impact flight as we launch a rocket, make a helicopter and discover why what goes up must come down.
Discover how cool the brain really is! Find out why the brain is the boss, as we make neurons, axons, and much more!
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!
Get Off My Back©
Discover why it’s cool to be a vertebrate! Check out real bones and X-rays. 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 bone marrow!
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!
Discover the power of observation as students journey through experimentation!
Join in experimentation that challenges student problem solving skills!