Middle School Programs
High Touch High Tech of Greenville/Spartanburg allows students to discover the realities of science in their everyday lives by providing a hands-on experience that goes beyond the classroom. Middle school students in grades 6-8 can become a real scientist and have fun while learning the fundamentals of Earth & Space Science, Biology, Physics, & even Chemistry! High Touch High Tech program are aligned with National & South Carolina State Standards in Science to address the ever increasing need to meet standards, while helping students build confidence for standardized testing.
High Touch High Tech creates a student-scientist partnership, offering many opportunities for students ranging from direct participation with the professional scientific community, improvement in student attitudes and scientific growth, and offers educators a way to enhance the classroom experience for their students.
Our programs present young teens with problem-solving skills as well as build self-esteem and help establish a positive regard for learning. High Touch High Tech programs provide students with the opportunity to interact with their peers, share ideas and contribute to inquiry based discussions that support the way in which students naturally learn.
"The students were continually engaged and enthusiastic about the material being presented. They were learning without realizing it! It was awesome!"
Mrs. Van Putten Vink, 7th & 8th Grade
The Learning Community School, Black Mountain, NC
In-class workshops offer middle school students a fun, challenging, hands-on introduction to the skills they will need in high school, college, and the workplace. We use materials that are concrete, safe, and relative for the entire class. Conducting an experiment first hand encourages the class to develop their scientific interest and inspires them to learn.
High Touch High Tech programs are centered on the individual student experience! We work with teachers and their staff to develop specialized programs to fit the needs of the class and curriculum
Motivate children to investigate the natural wonders of science!
Middle School Programs Include:
- New - All Systems Go: Endocrine System© Explore the endocrine system in this fun program! Learn how the body sends chemical messages and how insulin works.
- New - All Systems Go: Nervous System© Explore the nervous system in this fun program! Learn about the spine, neurons. Make the connection that our nervous system and electrical impulses through a special circuit experiment.
- New - Aviation Antics© Hover, glide and soar with this exciting series of STEM experiments! Students will be the flight engineers and learn what it takes to stay up in the air.
- New - Climate Commandos© Students will gain an understanding of how the climate of the earth is changing by preforming some cool experiments. Young scientists will be able to conceptualize environmental occurrences of the Coriolis factor and the gulf stream, and discover how global warming will affect the earth.
- New - DNA Detectives© Using sophisticated DNA forensic techniques, students will have fun as we investigate DNA extractions, touch REAL DNA, explore electrophoresis, and build our very own DNA molecule to eat!
- New - Edison's Workshop 2.0© Explore currents and what makes circuits work! Discover the science behind LEDs, electromagnets, and more.
- New - Journey to Galapagos© Take a trip to one of the most biodiverse places on Earth! Learn all about how these volcanic islands formed and new species evolved through adaptation and natural selection.
- New - Ready, Set, Reaction!© Get ready to kick chemistry up a notch with this special series of experiments! From thermochromatic changes, to non-Newtonian substances, and chemical kinetics, your students are all set to learn something new about reactions.
Click on the link to view our Middle School Program Guide.
Discover the power of observation as students journey through experimentation!
$8.00 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 students 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 Chaperones are welcome to participate free of charge. Program fees are usually paid by Parents, PTA/PTO or Grant Dollars.
Reservations are required.
Frequently Asked Question: Middle School Programs
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.
Involve students by becoming REAL scientists performing REAL experiments!