Serving All Connecticut and Westchester County, NY Elementary Schools
Serving All Connecticut and Westchester County, NY Elementary Schools
High Touch High Tech scientists will be at your school for 90 minutes, engaging students in non-stop, hands-on, FUN learning.
Our programs meet all state standards and enhance success on standardized tests.
For more information about how to bring High Touch High Tech to your school please contact us.
Stimulate children's imagination & curiosity for science!
New NGSS Aligned Programs for Grades K-5
Plant My Food
K-LS1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
See plants absorb water from their roots and turn carnations blue. See how plants use water, carbon dioxide and sunlight to make their own food. See how we are all dependent on plants one way or another.
The Force is With You
K-PS2 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions
Use toys to understand how pushes and pulls are needed to make things move or change directions. Observe objects in motion provide a force that moves other objects. Experiment with colliding cars. Use magnets to move objects.
It’s a Sunny Day
Use Ice to measure how hot something is. Experiment with how the sun warms different surfaces. Shadows are not only cool but also provide a lot of other information. Design and build a shade structure.
Zoom to the Moon
1-ESS1 Earth’s Place in the Universe
Learn all about the moon and the phases we see. Experiment with Earth’s orbit around the sun and how it causes the seasons. Engineer a sundial that uses the sun’s movement to tell time.
Surf the Waves
1-PS4 Waves and their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer
Sound and vibrations are inter-related. Use tuning forks to make waves and vibrations. Understand how we need light to see an object. Experiment with how light behaves when it hits objects/surfaces that are opaque, translucent, transparent or reflective. Engineer devices to use waves to communicate over a distance. Make your own musical instrument.
Our Changing Earth
2-ESS1 Earth’s Place in the Universe
Experiment with fast changes to the earth such as volcanoes and earthquakes. Understand how the rock cycle, mountain formation and erosion happen over a much longer time span. See how plants and manmade materials affect erosion.
H2O to Go
2-ESS2 Earth’s Systems
d and water can change the shape of the land. Find out how wind gets made and feel how strong it can be. See how water moves around the world and changes between solid, liquid and gas. Make a cloud. Figure out different ways to protect against wind and water.
2-LS2 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
See roots absorb water and see how water moves through the plant by turning carnations blue. See how it uses water and sunlight to produce carbon dioxide and food. Experiment with different seeds and grow one into your own plant.
2-LS4 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
Identify different habitats and explore the diversity of plants and animals. Become a super insect by combining diverse strengths. Learn the many ways animals adapt. Build an animal adapted to a specific habitat.
Things That Matter
2-PS1 Matter and Its Interactions
Get a hands-on look at the properties of matter and solids, liquids and gases. See how different properties can determine the use of any matter. Use Legos to build different things from the same pieces. Learn how temperature changes matter and how some changes are permanent.
We Are Family
3-LS2 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
Forming groups benefits many animals. Pollinate flowers and build a beehive. Build your own ultra violet flower. See why geese fly in formation. Learn how groups provide safety, finding food and raising the young.
3-LS4 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
Examine fossils to learn about plants and animals that are extinct. Sort plants and animals by where they live (biomes). See how camouflage and mimicry help survival. Learn how changes to a biome helps some and hurts others.
Newton’s Day at the Park
3-PS2 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions
Experiment with the effect of multiple forces on an object. See how gravity affects motion. Build a pendulum and predict its movement. Learn how magnetic and electric forces can also affect motion and solve an engineering problem with magnets.
4-ESS3 Earth and Human Activity
Get a hands-on look at how we get energy from different natural resources. Make a working water wheel and windmill. Use solar
4-PS4 Waves and their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer
Make model waves with slinkies and water to understand their behavior. See how waves get reflected into our eyes, enabling us to see. See how information is sent via fiber optic cables.
Shoot for the Stars
5-ESS1 Earth’s Place in the Universe
Shed light on night and day. Learn about lunar phases. Get a hands-on look at our orbit. See why the Earth’s angle affects the seasons. Make and keep a sundial.
Spheres of Influence
5-ESS2 Earth’s Systems
Discover how the geosphere, biosphere, atmosphere and hydrosphere interact by understanding the water cycle. Follow the water as it freezes, evaporates, and circulates. See how it shapes the Earth and sustains life. Purify water using distillation and filtration.
5-PS1 Matter and its Interactions
Learn how all matter is made of atoms and build a model H2O molecule. Discover the physical and chemical properties of matter.
It Makes Sense
4-LS1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
See how sense receptors work with our brain and the nervous system. Change sound to “brain signals”. Make a pin-hole camera and a working nervous system to model the brain’s response to a stimulus.
Feel the power of magnets at a distance and use them to make electricity. Discover how to use electricity to make light, heat and sound. Build circuits using these devices. Transfer energy using collisions.
Grounded by Gravity
5-PS2 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions
Figure out how gravity works by observing its effect. See how it keeps us glued to the earth. Simulate gravitational forces using magnets. Build fun toys that use gravity
Discover the power of observation as students journey through experimentation!
Other Popular Programs for Grades K-5
Biome Sweet Home©
Explore the Earth's climate zones and biomes. Discover how animals have adapted to survive. Match animals to their habitats and see how they interact with their environment and each other. Use your imagination to build and keep an "alien" that can adapt to an exotic planet.
Step into the world of the pediatrician's office. Take a deep breath as we listen to our heartbeat with real stethoscopes. See your own pulse! Discover your reflexes. Put on surgical gloves and have a hands-on look at real bones and hearts! Explore the world of "germs" as we fight them with vaccines and our own antibodies.
Find out how much fun chemistry can be! Build your own chromatography chamber and watch the colors separate before your very eyes. Make you own silly putty as we learn REAL chemistry!
Step into the world of Geology. Learn about gems, rocks, and minerals and how the Earth makes them. Pan for real gems and keep what you find. Classify your gems and find out why they are so precious.
Force of Habit©
Push and pull your way through the natural forces of gravity, friction and magnetism. Feel how these start, stop and accelerate everything around us.
"The scientist provided an excellent presentation. He was very professional and knowledgeable. The children enjoyed the hands-on science. Our principal observed and loved it."
Winthrop Elementary School, Bridgeport
Germ of an Idea ©
Discover the world of bacteria and viruses. Learn how your bodies protect you from illness, and why some bacteria are helpful. See how easily they spread. Experiment with simulated vaccines, collect and culture your own germs in a petri dish.
Discover the incredible world of insects and spiders. Find out all the creepy things they do. Design your own bug, see through an insect eye; make your very own beehive and more. Explore the many ways these critters help our world.
"This program correlates nicely with our insect unit. The children truly enjoyed the hands-on, especially making their own insect."
Hayestown Avenue School, Danbury
Give Me Dirt©
Soil is not just “dirt” when it comes to plants. Learn how soil is made, and classify different types. Mix different soils together to grow a plant. Learn how people and animals use soil to make homes. Purify water using soil.
Explore the world of shelters. See how living things build homes that fit their need and are adapted to their environment. Build your very own bird's nest. Learn how bees co-operate as you make a beehive, and how spiders use their web to hunt.
Step back in time to the age of the dinosaurs. Become a paleontologist and we dig for real fossils and dinosaur bones. Uncover the mysteries of the dinosaurs. Make your very own fossil.
Let's Make Sense©
Have FUN as we make sense out of our senses. Explore our 5 senses, 1 sense at a time. Discover how much we rely on our senses and how easy they are to fool.
Discover the properties of magnetism. Have FUN as we uncover all the "attractive" facts. See the magnetic force field. Enjoy a magnetic tug of war as you feel the power of magnets made with electricity.
"High Touch-High Tech should also be called High Energy- High Involvement and High Interaction. The program related exactly to student learning. I plan to use these programs in the future!"
Holmes Elementary School, Darien
Get the essentials as we learn about the food groups. Test for starch and fat, and make “butter”. See the power of vitamins and learn to make healthy choices.
"This was a fantastic program. I hope to do more programs next year with other grade levels."
Chapman Elementary School, Cheshire
Find out why rainforests are important to us. Find out where they are located. Build a rainforest and populate it with its habitants. Become a tribal shaman and make medicine.
Sea Ya' Later©
Explore our amazing underwater world. Build underwater landscapes, change sea water to drinking water, and discover how we explore the oceans. Learn about the fascinating creatures under the ocean and figure out who's eating whom.
The Shadow Knows©
Investigate the shadowy side of light. See how shadows form and how cool they are. Use shadows to learn about the motion of the sun. Build and take home a working sun dial.
Discover how plants make food and oxygen. Learn how plants transport water as you turn your very own carnation blue. Read tree rings! Get the “seedy” facts about germination.
Sounds Like Fun©
Learn about the different types of sound. Discover what sounds actually are. Make sound travel through different materials. Build your very own ear drum and kazoo. See what music looks like.
"This program covered all our outcomes for our sound unit. Children were very enthusiastic and enjoyed all the experiments."
Frank A. Berry Elementary School, Bethel
Up, Up and Away©©
Learn about aerodynamics and what makes things fly. Learn why balloons float, and how air pressure creates lift for airplanes and helicopters. Launch a rocket and calculate altitude; make a helicopter; and discover why what goes up must come down.
"My class really enjoyed this program and they felt that this program should be done again next year."
Edna C. Stevens Elem. School, Cromwell
Weather or Not©
Learn about weather, as we take an up close and hands-on look at a real tornado. Watch as we make clouds and rain indoors . Discover all the amazing properties of air and air pressure. Touch lightning! Make the conditions change as we lift ice cubes with a string.
"This is one of the best programs I have seen in six years! My class was very excited after interacting with Mr. Nash! They were bursting with information to share with their friends. Fantastic!"
Anna H. Rockwell Elementary School, Bethel
What's the Matter©
Find out what really matters. Explore the properties of solids, liquids and gases as we weigh air and make ice-cream. Some matter is strange indeed.
Find out what an indicator is to chemists. Discover the pH scale, learn about acids and bases by using common substances. Make our own volcano and find out what happens when you mix certain chemicals together. Learn the explosive facts!
A Clockwork Orbit©
Shed light on night and day. Learn about lunar phases. Get a hands-on look at our orbit. See why the Earth's angle affects the seasons. Make and keep a sundial.
See how our organs work with our brain and the nervous system. Change sound to "brain" signals, make a pinhole camera and a working nervous system.
Discover the physical and chemical properties of matter. Learn what is reversible and what is not. Make some sensational "slimy" reactions. Investigate and identify "mystery" substances.
Launch rockets and travel through our solar system. Send signals around the earth using satellites. See how your weight and age changes on our journey. . Enjoy some astronaut ice cream and make your very own sun-dial.
Feel the power of magnets at a distance and use them to make electricity. Discover how to use electricity to make light, heat and sound. Build circuits using these devices.
"High Touch-High Tech definitely lives up to their high standards."
Broad Brook Elementary School, Broad Brook
Explore the amazing world of electricity. Learn what's "current" as you make circuits with bells and light bulbs. Become "energized" as you learn about batteries and make your own electroscope.
"Bobby does a terrific job of maintaining and controlling student enthusiasm! Edison's Workshop is a great pre-activity and follow-up activity for our magnetism and electricity science module."
Deer Run Elementary School, East Haven
Finally Fun Machines©
Finally, a hands-on and FUN program on machines. Lift your teacher with our lever, and become strong with our pulleys. Figure out how simple machines do complicated jobs.
"The children really enjoyed this program. The combination of visuals and a hands-on approach made this a very worthwhile learning experience."
Multi-cultural Magnet School, Bridgeport
Get the facts...on those natural acts! Earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, and volcanoes. Learn about the changing conditions which cause these phenomena. Have FUN as we make them happen in your classroom.
Gene's Print Shop©
Learn about your genetically unique fingertip patterns. Learn what makes you unique and genetically different from everyone else. Learn how genes determine your traits by building a colony of "Reebops". Understand the relationship between the environment, the gene makeup and survival.
Discover why Carbon Dioxide is called a "Greenhouse gas". Figure out the sources and sinks in the Carbon Dioxide cycle and the part played by fossil fuels. Experiment with ice-cap melting to see it's effect on water levels and ocean life.
Globs, Goo and Guts©
Roll up your sleeves and make all kinds of icky sticky stuff! Have a hands-on look at real cow hearts and other organs. Listen to your heart, make a model lung breathe , and find out what makes us tick!.
"This was an excellent experience for my students. They learned a lot and were all actively involved because of the lessons presented. I was impressed with the scientist's presentation and the equipment which allowed everyone to be involved. Wonderful, exciting, and a great learning experience!"
Edgewood Elem School, Bristol
The Green Machine©
Discover renewable and non-renewable resources. Separate water into hydrogen and oxygen. Drive solar cars and generate your own electricity. Learn about recycling and alternate forms of energy.
Mixed Up Matter©
Learn about the physical properties of matter. Find out what solubility is by making matter disappear in liquids. Discover what density is by experimenting with different materials.
Newton in the Nutshell©
Stop and Go with all kinds of forces. React to inertia, friction & gravity. Find out what makes things move, rotate, revolve and stop with Newton's laws of motion.
Our Living Planet©
Discover why the Earth is our living Planet. Catch some rays as we discover the atmosphere, ultraviolet light, and how plants and animals adapt. Discover what biome is your home!
Power of Light©
Find out just how amazing light is. Bounce it, bend it and split it up. Find out where ROY G. BIV is in the electromagnetic spectrum. Build a pin hole camera to see how your eyes work. Seeing is not always believing when it comes to light.
The Reaction Attraction©
This is the coolest attraction in town! What happens when a chemical reaction occurs? Get the solution in this fast paced program. Explore temperature and color changes; turn nickels into pennies; and make slime.
Discover the amazing world of cells as you make a model cell. Look at you own cells through a microscope. Build a working nervous system that responds to external environment.
The Tao of Science©
Learn to think "the scientific way". Become an alien and learn to observe new life forms. Generate questions and design experiments to learn the principles of floating. Validate scientific "laws" as you bounce light and escape from a maze. See how scientists get past their biases.
Catch the Vibes.... and find out all the amazing facts about sound. Discover what sounds are. See sounds, and have fun as we make sound move things around. Learn about wave motion. Find out about hearing as we make our very own ear drums.
Water Water Everywhere©
Discover the amazing properties of water. Follow the water as it freezes, evaporates and circulates. See how it shapes the Earth and sustains life. Purify water using distillation and filtration.
Join in experimentation that challenges student problem solving skills!