Middle School Programs
Serving Central and Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island
High Touch High Tech is...Science Made FUN!
High Touch High Tech of New England delivers in school science workshops that transform your classroom into a living STEM laboratory.
Our scientists are qualified professionals and educators who engage students 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 for Grades 6-8, the Rhode Island Science Grade Span Expectations for Grades 5-8 and the Next Generation Science Standards, and enhance success on standardized tests.
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 6-8:
BEAMS, BRIDGES AND COLUMNS (ETS1, ETS3)
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! (90 minutes)
LEGO ATOMS AND MOLECULES (PS1)
(Program developed by MIT’s Mind Hand Alliance)
Understand the difference between compounds and mixtures and what happens to atoms and molecules in a chemical reaction. First do a wet lab and experience an exothermic reaction and a live chemical reaction! Then work with Lego bricks to build molecules and find out what happened to the atoms and molecules during the chemical reaction. (90 minutes)
“Perfect timing – this interactive launch lesson couldn’t have been at a better time. My students were so lucky to have you come to our school to launch their unit on chemical interactions.”
Ms. Valentine, Grade 8, Lilla G. Frederick Pilot Middle School, Dorchester, MA
Silly Cells© (LS1)
Discover the amazing world of biology. Discover cell walls and more under a microscope. Experience osmosis, and even make your very own edible cell. Become a geneticist and create DNA! (60 minutes)
SYSTEMS OF THE BODY
GET OFF MY BACK© (LS1)
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! (60 minutes)
GLOBS, GOO AND GUTS© (LS1)
How is food digested? Examine real cow livers and other organs and do experiments to understand how each functions to extract the nutrients the body needs. (60 minutes)
THE HEART OF THE MATTER© (LS1)
Take a deep breath and examine the chambers of a cow’s heart! Follow the flow of blood in and out of the heart and understand how the heart and lungs work together to transport nutrition to the rest of the body.(60 minutes)
WHO’S IN CHARGE? (THE BRAIN AND ITS NETWORK)© (LS1)
Get a buzz from the body’s nervous system. Build a neuron and find out how the brain controls all functions of the body. Find out what the brain feels like and how you can protect your brain! (60 minutes)
Investigate how fun and interesting science can be through hands-on learning!