Middle School Programs
High Touch High Tech:
Science Education In A FUN Way Through "hands-on" Exploration! Our programs are designed to meet the Georgia Standards of Excellence. We will be happy to tailor our programs to meet your school's specific curricular needs.
High Touch High Tech delivers 90 minute, in-school science field trips, usually broken into two 45 minute periods over two days. Our degreed professionals take over your regular period times, so your daily schedule remains the same. Students become scientists and learn by doing the actual experiments. Our programs are totally hands-on and totally participatory by each child.
High Touch High Tech provides 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.
Motivate children to investigate the natural wonders of science!
Program cost for a two-day trip is $10.50 per student with a $20 supply surcharge per day. If there are less than 100 students per day, over two days, there is a minimum charge of $1090.00.
If you have less than 100 students and can accommodate 90 minute blocks to complete your trip in one day, please call for discounted rate.
Teachers and parent chaperones participate free of charge. Schools currently receiving outside grants may use them for High Touch High Tech programs.
Middle School August/September Discount: Programs completed in August and September will receive the discounted August and September rate of $10.00 per student with a 100-student minimum charge + $20 per day supply surcharge.
Contact us today to schedule your next in-school science field trip with High Touch High Tech.
We look forward to visiting your classroom soon!
Discover the power of observation as students journey through experimentation!
MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAMS
Delve into plate tectonics while investigating the constructive and destructive forces that create landforms. Dig deep into the topic of volcanoes and become familiar with some of the most consequential eruptions in Earth's history. Correlate local geological events to the entire planet while building your own dynamic, take-home model of tectonic forces and processes. GSE: S6E5d, S6E5e, S6E5f, S6E5g
Learn the relationship among minerals, rocks and soils. Collect and learn to identify minerals from around the world through an array of standard mineral tests. Discover the field of sedimentology through fossils to indicate the changes in life over the course of Earth’s history. Learn to identify rocks, including many found locally through the use of a dichotomous key and by applying the knowledge learned from mineral tests. GSE: S6E5a, S6E5b, S6E5c, S6E5h
Physically experience how motion and mass create gravity. Use our models to SEE the different phases of the moon. Do you know what GEORGIA and MARS have in common? Try a spectroscopy experiment to learn how astronomers identify the atmospheric gases of planets as well as the age of stars. Learn about the placement of stars and constellations and even take home a star finder you make yourself. GSE: S6E1, S6E2, S6E3, S6E4
Sailing horse latitudes, changing your attitudes, the weather never stays quite the same. Air pressure and convection currents are the main categories in this fully immersive program. Intelligent and age-appropriate experiments challenge students to discover the origins and means of weather patterns and regional climates as well as how they change. GSE: S6E3a, S6E3b
THE BODY SHOP
HEARTS, BRAINS, EYEBALLS, and MORE! Get the FEEL of how your brain controls your organ systems. Examine eyeballs inside and out. Be a-MAZE-d as you follow the blood's flow through the heart. Use authentic stethoscopes to hear your own heartbeat! Fool your brain with optical illusions and make one to take home. GSE: S7L2b, S7L2c
A perfectly age-appropriate comparative anatomy study of living things. First, conduct an invertebrate examination of earthworms and crayfish. Next, "get a backbone" and explore the internal anatomy of a frog. (Grasshoppers may be substituted for crayfish.) Non-toxic, limited odor "PERFECT SOLUTION" from Carolina Biological is used. GSE: S7L1
Build DNA strands and alter the protein sequence to allow the students to build the corresponding strand! Learn which of your own traits are dominant or recessive. Complete a simulation to see how such traits are passed from parent to offspring. GSE: S7L2a, S7L2b, S7L3
Our wildlife survival simulation will give you a hands-on example of how real-life ecologic events can affect the carrying capacity of an ecosystem. Through guided observation, become an expert on identifying carnivores, herbivores, and omnivores by looking at their teeth. GSE: S7L4
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! Even touch some for our LIVING invertebrates if you dare! GSE: S7L1
See (and feel!) the force of our electrostatic generator in action. You'll be amazed at the changes that take place at the flip of a switch! Discover the connection between magnetism and electricity with our induction coils, generators, and transducers. Make connections with our series and parallel circuits. Rock the house with our electric twanger that clearly illustrates both magnetic flux and a new, green technology that converts energy back and forth between electricity and pressure. GSE: S8P5
Enjoy a challenging and fun investigation into chemical and physical changes. Record chill data and savor the sweet success of a well-executed cooling curve experiment you can eat! Increase the entropy with endothermic and exothermic physical changes. Separate the components of a solid-state mixture to discover the solution. GSE: S8P1
RIDE THE WAVE
Catch a wave and ride the electromagnetic pipeline through the physical universe. Use modulators to demonstrate wave mechanics and the modeling of a standing wave function. Measure temperature changes as energy transfers between objects of different thermal properties. Manipulate the refraction and reflection of light beams using our optics lab. Most spectacular of all, use lasers to graph sound waves on polar coordinates while creating a laser light show you design yourself! GSE: S8P2d, S8P4
A MOMENTOUS COLLISION
Explore the 3 Laws of Motion in an exciting and educational way with this hands-on approach to the basic concepts of classical physics. Students will get a comprehensive learning experience using quantitative experiments in gravity, friction, momentum, mass, acceleration and inertial forces. Using our own standards-driven activities, students will analyze the actual data they collect to represent the Laws of Motion. Oh, and they get to build and launch a rocket that will fly up to 100 feet! GSE: S8P3, S8P2a, S8P2b
FORENSIC FOCUS ©
Step into our crime lab and analyze the evidence. Study the clues that can be found at a crime scene such as fingerprints, shoe prints, also fiber and ink comparisons. Hear about the latest suspect advances in Forensic Science. Use facial recognition software to recreate the face of the criminal, or a friend.
THE REAL MCCOY ©
We will explore science and inventions of great African Americans such as Elijah McCoy, Lewis Latimer, Granville Woods and others. Learn how their contributions changed the world that we live in today.
WE DO – WEDO(TM) ROBOTICS ©
Go beyond machines into the world of robots – YOU BUILD! Control them with software and laptops we provide. LEGO® WE DOTM robotics kits build over 14 different machines! Observe the role of each simple machine in your compound robot.
Involve students by becoming REAL scientists performing REAL experiments!