Elementary Programs

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YES!  We are conducting IN-PERSON programs!

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Science Education In A FUN Way Through "hands-on" Exploration! Our programs are designed to meet current Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE). 

High Touch High Tech in-school science programs transform your classroom into a Living Laboratory! Kids become scientists and learn by conducting the actual experiments. 
*Programs Include:

  • 90 minutes of fun individual and group experiments that are hands-on and participatory by every student.
  • All equipment and materials in this supply intensive educational experience.
  • Many programs provide take home experiments!

We can present in a science lab, spare room, media center, or your classroom.


*Click the blue box below to view our Brochure PDF with program descriptions*

HTHT In-School Elementary Brochure (PDF)

Science Programs for Kids

INSPIRE

Motivate children to investigate the natural wonders of science!


Program Cost

Our programs are $9.00 per student. If there are less than 60 students per day, there is a minimum charge of $540.00 per day. In addition, there is a $20.00 per day supply surcharge. 

Discounts:

  • Programs completed in August and September receive the discounted rate of $8.50 per student + $20 supply surcharge per day. 
  • Title I schools receive the discounted rate of $8.75 per student plus $20 supply surcharge per day all year long.

*Travel fee may apply to locations outside our service area.

Schedule Examples:

High Touch High Tech scientists try to see each class individually and can conduct up to three 90 minute sessions or four 70 minute sessions in a day with no more than 34 students in each session. Depending on the number of classes per grade, we can come for one or several days.

An example of a 90 minute schedule per day is:
8:30 - 10:00
10:15 - 11:45
12:30 - 2:00


OUR COVID RESPONSE:

** Instructors will comply with all school health safety practices.

** Instructors will screen daily for any symptoms.


VIRTUAL PROGRAMS with or without student kits are ALSO AVAILABLE! click here

 

Science Programs for Kids

EXPLORE

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


Elementary Programs

KINDERGARTEN

Let’s Make Sense (K)

A great introduction to scientific inquiry as young scientists use all their senses to make observations. Decimeters, "smelling bees”, and taste tests are just the beginning! Seeing isn't always believing as you reach into our TOUCH BAGS for a little sight-free sorting! SKP1

Me and My Planet (K)

Make and take home sundials to simulate the world turning.  Experience the power of the Sun’s energy when you make and take home your own solar powered bracelet.  Measure shadows as they change throughout the day and safely view the Sun itself!  (Program subject to alterations due to weather.) SKE1

Rock and Roll (K)

Young geologists will observe, sort and classify rocks as they learn real geology terms!  Get the EARTHY facts about different soil types: sand, clay, and loam.  Kindergarteners will know that SCIENCE ROCKS as they pan for their own minerals to take home!  SKE2

Fabulous Forces (K)

How do objects move or stop moving? In what directions do they move: zigzag, circular, straight? Learn the science behind some of your favorite toys and see for yourself! By rolling, pushing, pulling, and dropping, your students will explore motion and gravity in action. Marbles, balls, tops, cars, and tracks allow the physics playground to come to life in your classroom. (Program is arranged in 5 centers.) SKP2

Our Living Planet (K)

The budding ecologist will investigate the characteristics of what lives on our Earth. We will explore characteristics of both plants and animals and how they grow. Do moms and babies always look similar? Do all animals move the same? We will explore these questions and more as we observe and sort organisms based on their attributes. (Program is arranged in 5 centers.) SKL1, SKL2

Whatever Floats Your Boat (K)

What floats your boat?  Or sinks it? Separate marker colors by their weight and take home a chromatography bookmark. All this and more as we use our senses and scientific tools to classify and test the physical attributes of common objects. (Program is arranged in 5 centers.) SKP1

Get Buggy (K-2)

Creepy, crawly, weird, and wacky. Discover the incredible life of insects and arachnids. From egg to adult, journey through the life cycle of butterflies, bees, and beetles. This program will have every child amazed as they dare to touch real LIVE bugs! (Program is arranged in 5 centers.) SKL1, SKL2, S1L1, S2L1


1ST GRADE

Smarty Plants (1)

Get all the SEEDY facts on the parts of a plant as we dissect a real flower!  Use your senses to touch, smell, and compare leaves and seeds by size, shape, and structure. Watch as we change a carnation a different color. Get to the "root" of the mystery as we learn what plants need to survive. Make and take home a terrarium. (Program is arranged in 4 centers.) S1L1

Sounds Like Fun (1)

TUNE IN and feel the VIBRATIONS as we make waves and discover the science of sound. Listen to different pitches using palm pipes and assemble a string instrument to keep. Identify sources of sound, use a model eardrum, make salt dance and water fly! S1P1

Me and My Shadow (1)

Discover differences between natural and artificial light sources. Identify sources of ultraviolet light using UV beads and make your own UV bead bracelet to take home! What makes a shadow? Why do shadows change size? Can we make colored shadows? Answer these questions and more while exploring with shadow puppets. S1P1

Magnet Makers (1)

Get ATTRACTED to the magnificent world of magnets. Discover magnetism as we use repulsion to push magnetic cars and make rings float. Test everyday objects and transfer magnetism through water, wood, and more. May the “FORCE FIELD be with you" as we use electromagnets and learn about ways to make a magnet. (Program is arranged in 5 centers.) S1P2

Weather or Not (1)

Travel through the water cycle as we touch a real cloud and discover types of weather. Get an introduction to weather instruments: thermometers, rain gauges, weathervanes, and anemometers. Discover the importance of air pressure with tornado tubes and barometers.  Explore the 4 seasons as we look at weather patterns and identify seasonal changes.  (Program is arranged in 5 centers.) S1E1


2ND GRADE

Matter Matters (2)

Discover what "matters" as we explore the physical properties of matter. Use balance scales to measure the mass of common objects. Feel and describe the physical properties of unknown objects and build new structures by rearranging the same components again and again.  See the difference as we experiment with reversible and irreversible changes. (Program is arranged in 5 centers) S2P1

Space, The Final Frontier (2)

Move through space as we explore the size, motion, and brightness of stars. Follow the moon phases and discover why the Moon changes in appearance. Make and take home your very own sundial to track the position of the Sun. Who says you can’t see outer space during the daytime?  Now you can while using our iPads and VR to explore celestial objects near and far! (Program is arranged in 4 or 5 centers.) S2E1, S2E2

Circle of Life (2)

Explore the life cycles of both plants and animals while learning biology basics. Plant the seeds of knowledge as we make our own terrariums to take home. From beginning to end and to beginning again, see what it takes for living things to survive and thrive. (Program is arranged in 5 centers.) S2L1   *For an alternate program option see GET BUGGY [K-2]

Force, Of Course! (2)

What is a force? A push or a pull, of course! You'll make a commotion of motion in your classroom as you push, pull, roll, slide, and spin objects to discover the path of motion. Plus, design an experiment to collect data on how friction and gravity affect speed. (Program is arranged in 4 centers.) S2P2


3RD GRADE

My Green Earth (3)    *NEW 2022

Help keep our Earth “green” by investigating the harmful effects of land, water, air, and human pollution. Students will discover how pollution affects our keystone species through experiments conducted with robots, water testing, and more. This eco-friendly program is sure to bring renewed life to the phrase Re-duce, Re-use, Re-cycle. S3L2

Fossil Fun (3)

Travel back in time and uncover prehistoric scientific secrets. Learn first-hand how fossils are formed. Dig up the past using authentic fossils, replicas, and models. Mold-making, rubbing, and imprinting are exciting ways to uncover facts about plants and animals that have become extinct. Excavate and take home your own fossil collection! (Program is arranged in 4 centers.) S3E2

The Heat is On (3)

Energy is the HOT topic in this program as we identify heat sources and use them in our experiments.  Observe and measure the rate of the sun’s effects on light and dark materials.  Test heat transfer with radiometers and liquid crystal paper.  “Conduct” experiments with both liquid and digital thermometers. Even take home a heat-sensitive bookmark! S3P1

Georgia-ology (3)

An all-out study of Georgia’s geology, biology, botany, and paleontology. From mountains to marshes, learn to identify native plants and animals found within Georgia's habitats and how they have adapted to thrive in each region. Learn the importance of protecting our environment and take home Georgia's state fossil: the shark's tooth. (Program is arranged in 4 centers.) S3L1, S3L2

Dig It! (3)

An experience that totally ROCKS!  Pan for real gemstone minerals to take home!  Investigate the physical properties that make minerals, rocks, and soils unique through a series of classification tests.  Watch as we simulate the breaking down of rocks through weathering and erosion.  Become a real geologist by using a dichotomous key for common rocks found in Georgia. (Program is arranged in 4 centers) S3E1


4TH GRADE

Finally Fun Machines (4)

Finally, a hands-on and FUN program on machines! Meet the Facilitator: our cool, multi-faceted compound machine. Engage in pulley power, lifting levers, and incline plane plunges as we build one big machine with all six simple ones. Become "energized" as we "work" through potential and kinetic energy. (Students work in groups of 3.) S4P3

Balancing Act (4)

Balanced or unbalanced, that is the question. See what happens when forces in nature are out of balance. Set into motion experiments guaranteed to show the difference. Explore how forces affect motion by using balance scales, gyroscopes, and even becoming a human launch pad for water rockets. (Program is arranged in 4 centers. Program subject to alteration due to weather.) S4P3

Vibes (4)

Catch a sound wave as we learn how the strength and speed of vibrations change sound. Test how sounds travel through different materials in your classroom. Study how your ears work and how to keep them safe while measuring classroom sounds with our decibel meters. S4P2

Power of Light (4)

Students will study the power of light as they REFLECT on the world of visible energy.  Meet “ROYGBIV” using prisms to separate light and discover the electromagnetic spectrum.  Experiment with refraction using concave and convex lenses, and then sit back and enjoy a laser light show. Take home an optical illusion that confuses the eyes and teases the brain! S4P1

Chain Gang (4)

Connect the web… the food web, that is!  Design and illustrate the flow of energy through producers, consumers, and finally, decomposers.  Examine how changes to the environment affect the flow of energy through an ecosystem.  Become a wildlife ecologist and dissect owl pellets to discover the feeding habits of a barn owl.  Ooh & Aah as you observe and touch the skulls of different consumers. S4L1

Cosmic Capers (4)

Voyage into outer space to discover the planets, stars, nebulae, and black holes that define our universe.  Become a planet as we mimic the motion and position of the Earth and Moon.  Use telescopes, iPads and Virtual Reality to explore the Cosmos. Make and take home your own Star Finder. (Program is arranged in 4 centers) S4E1, S4E2

Meteorology Madness (4)

Learn how the flow of energy drives the water cycle. Use real weather instruments to measure temperature, barometric pressure, humidity, wind speed, and wind direction. Make and take home your own windsock. (Program is arranged in 4 centers.) S4E3, S4E4


5TH GRADE

No Bones About It (5)

Learn the “bare bone facts” about classifying organisms. It’s ok to be spineless as we explore the world of invertebrates. Compare and contrast different animals and plants by their physical structure. Get hands-on with skulls, Microslides, X-rays, and more! Touch some of our LIVING invertebrates, if you DARE! (Program is arranged in 5 centers.) S5L1

What’s the Matter (5)

Experiment with changes in matter as we discover the traits of mass and volume.  Perform chemical changes as we mix acids and bases.  See chemicals separate while making your own chromatography bookmark to take home!  Taste how cool physical changes can be by making homemade chocolate ice cream! S5P1

CELL-ebrate (5)

Become a cell biologist as we extract banana DNA and even take home a sample!  Discover the differences in plant and animal cells and investigate microorganisms using microscopes and microslides.  Explore your inherited traits versus those that you’ve acquired.  Try not to get grossed out as we reveal where germs are hiding and if hand sanitizer really works! (Program is arranged in 4 centers.) S5L2, S5L3, S5L4

Geologica (5)

Get the facts on how natural phenomena formed and still affect the geology of your own backyard.  See how constructive and destructive forces shaped and continually reshape the world.  “Construct” an experiment to model weathering, erosion, and deposition.  Have fun modeling the movement of plate tectonics as we make science putty to take home. S5E1

Edison’s Workshop (5)

Stay “current” with this electrifying program as we study natural and human-harnessed energy. Students will explore the connections between electricity and magnetism as they create an electromagnet and use an electro-magnetic crane.  Find out why insulators and conductors are crucial in a circuit. (Program is arranged in 4 centers.) S5P2, S5P3

 

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