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High Touch High Tech of GSP delivers either 60-minute or 90-minute in-school science field trips that will transform your classroom into a Living Laboratory! Elementary students in grades K-6 can roll up their sleeves to become REAL scientists performing REAL experiments!
High Touch High Tech scientists provide a high quality, educational experience for your entire classroom. All of our scientists are highly trained professionals that possess a passion for science & education. Our interactive field trips encourage students to reach their full potential by allowing them to make direct observations and to participate in thought-provoking science.
All of our programs are centered on the individual child's experience. ALL programs provide make-and-take experiments.
"Awesome Program! The kids (and teachers) loved it!!"Ms. Whitaker, 1st Grade Teacher
Carlisle-Fosters Grove Elementary
SOCIAL IMPACT SCIENCE
The following programs demonstrate how the contributions of scientists have made a major impact on society.
Discover the effects of global warming! Have FUN as we explore clean and renewable energy.
Join us as we honor the contributions of women in science.
Step into the world of really cool inventors, including: Avogadro, Gertrude Elian, and Walter Frederick to name a few!
The Real McCoy©
Join us on a fun filled adventure as we discover several very famous African American scientists and learn about their incredible contributions to science!
Stimulate children's imagination & curiosity for science!
Kindergarten Through Fifth Grade Programs
All programs are adaptable for any grade level. Grades listed correspond to SC Academic Standards.
Weather Wizards© (Kindergarten, Standard K.E.3)
The forecast for the day is FUN as students transform into mini-meteorologists! We'll discover the science behind our Planet's incredible weather systems as we uncover the reason for the seasons. Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall...this program has it ALL as we experience thunder, go ice cube fishing, touch lightning & more!
Let's Make Sense© (Kindergarten, Standard K.L.2A.4)
Have FUN as we make sense out of our senses. Explore and experiment with our 5 senses, 1 sense at a time. Discover how much we rely on our senses.
Zoom to the Moon© (1st Grade, Standard 1.E.3)
Discover the patterns of our living planet! Have FUN as we reach for the sky and get a feel for the clouds...literally! Make a real impact as we become Crater Makers & find out how delicious the phases of the moon can be. We'll study the planets, the Moon, eclipses & more through FUN, hands-on investigations.
EarthWorks© (1st Grade, Standard 1.E.4)
Prepare to be amazed as we dig deep & get the full scoop on soil! Get the "dirt" on Earth's underground layers & discover the only rainbow that can form without light! We'll go on a gem panning expedition & uncover Earth's hidden treasures of real gems, rocks & minerals! Students transform into mini-geologists as they sort, test & investigate all that they find. Everything you find...you keep!
What's the Matter© (2nd Grade, Standard 2.P.3)
This field trip focuses on what really matters...hands-on FUN! Get ready for a hands-on property party celebrating matter & the changes it makes! Have FUN with the properties of solids & liquids as we race 'em, spread 'em and mix 'em. Start your engines & join the molecule races, explore evaporation rates & create real chemical reactions that you get to take home! This programs includes the HTHT fan-favorite, Space Mud!
Cycle Babble© (2nd Grade, Standard 2.L.5)
When it comes to science, sometimes there's a change in plans! Have FUN as we investigate the life cycle & witness some of Mother Nature's coolest magic acts via metamorphosis. From birth to adult, these animals prove that growing up is FUN to do! Discover some cool characteristics that parents pass down to their offspring in our Here We Grow matching game, build your own edible cocoon, watch DNA come to life in 3-D & more!
Matter Matters© (3rd Grade, Standard 3.P.2)
It's just a matter of time until your classroom transforms into a scientific laboratory! Get ready to investigate the properties of matter including solids, liquids & gasses. Find out exactly why matter matters as we discover bubbling potions, watch air take up space, speed things up with our evaporation races & more! Chemical reactions have never tasted so good as we make our own science ice cream...YUM!
Earthscapades© (3rd Grade, Standard 3.L.5)
This field trip is erupting with FUN as we investigate Earth's dramatic landforms first hand. Your students will transform into mini-geologists as they study the lands from around the globe- from the tops of majestic mountains to the depths of mysterious caves and everything in between. Set out to find the facts on natural acts as we get a hands-on look at earthquakes, volcanoes & more! Finally, we'll get the beef on coral reefs as students make their own 3-D Living Reef to keep!
Extreme Scene© (4th Grade, Standard 4.L.5)
Journey though the Earth's extreme environments! From super cold to super deep, we'll discover the amazing adaptations that help them to survive & thrive in their ever-changing habitats. Have FUN as we shine some light on bioluminescence, build a biome & more!
It Doesn't Phase Me© (4th Grade, Standard 4.E.3)
Calling out all future astronomers! We're blasting off for an out-of-this-world odyssey to study the causes of day & night. Take a bite out of the 8 different phases of the moon & have FUN as we make a real impact becoming crater makers. Get up close & hands-on with solar & lunar eclipses, the planets, our solar system & more!
Eco-Safari© (5th Grade, Standard 5.L.4)
Are you ready to explore Earth's more incredible ecosystems? Students will set out on a scientific safari to discover the amazing habitats that can be found across our planet and the wild animals that call it home! Have FUN as you build your very own rainforest, dissect REAL owl pellets, make a spider web & much more!
Forced to Change© (5th Grade, Standard 5.P.5)
Find out why things are forced to change as we discover how different forces can change motion. Compete in the Gravity Games as we unlock the mysteries behind the amazing force that affects us all! Join in the FUN as we examine inertia and motion. Prepare to get the job done with push, pull & more!
Discover the power of observation as students journey through experimentation!
Pricing & Frequently Asked Questions: Elementary Programs
90-Minute In-Class Field Trip
$6.50 per student/minimums will apply
*Please Note: A $20.00 Travel Fee Will Apply
60-Minute In-Class Field Trip
$4.50 per student/minimums will apply
*Please Note: A $20.00 Travel Fee Will Apply
This supply intensive, educational experience includes all equipment and materials needed to turn your classroom into a real science laboratory!
We use materials that are concrete, safe and relevant to the everyday lives for children of all ages. Upon completion of the field trip, students will receive a cool science certificate and ALL programs provide make-and-take experiments.
Teachers and Parent Chaperons are welcome to participate free of charge. Program fees are usually paid by Parents, PTA/PTO or Grant Dollars.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Can teachers step out of the classroom while the Scientist is facilitating the program?
A: Teachers are requested to remain in the classroom throughout the program. We encourage teachers to participate and rely on their feedback to assist in our efforts to continuously improve upon our FUN and exciting hands on science experiences.
Q: How should I set up my classroom in preparation for the Scientist?
A: Our Scientist and your students will need either desk tops or table tops at which to conduct their hands-on science experiments. We also ask that you have a Chalkboard or Dry Erase board available for use by our Scientist. Note that some programs may require access to water; therefore, access to a sink and tap would also be helpful.
Q: Can I pay for a HTHT in-school field trip with grant dollars that have been awarded to my school?
A: Yes. Many schools pay for their High Touch High Tech programs with grant dollars received via the 21st Century Grant, Eisenhower Grant and several Local & State Grants.
Contact our office or complete our on-line reservation form to book your High Touch High Tech hands-on science experience today!
We Look Forward To Visiting Your Classroom Soon!
Join in experimentation that challenges student problem solving skills!