INSPIRE. EXPLORE. ENGAGE. Through Hands-On Science!
High Touch High Tech of RDU offers 30-minute, hands-on workshops that foster authentic science learning – bringing scientific concepts out of the classroom & into the everyday lives of students.
- Meet STEM Objectives
- Are Curriculum Correlated to Align with NC Essential Standards
- Provide an informal learning environment that supports an interactive, student-focused approach to learning.
- Open the Door to the Ever-Growing World of STEM Related Careers & Hobbies
- Encourage Social, Emotional & Academic Development.
- Are easily adaptable & offer a simple way to implement an academically rich activity into any afterschool curriculum:
- Designed to engage students with concepts such as chemistry, electricity, geology, biology, physics, nature & more!
Whether you are looking for a one-time afterschool event, coordinating a full-term enrichment or looking for an innovative, educational activity to offer at your local library or community center, HTHT of RDU offers a range of flexible and affordable afterschool programs.
TRADITIONAL AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS:
Traditional Afterschool programs last for 30-minutes and can accommodate as many 30-minute workshops as necessary to meet the needs of your school. This format is perfect for large schools or organizations/schools that offer afterschool programs at multiple sites such as the YMCA.
NEW Afterschool Programs Include:
Air with Flair©
Have FUN learning while uncovering the mysteries of air, if you dare! Learn about air and all its amazing properties.
Bugs, Bugs, Bugs©
Learn the difference between a bug and a spider. Examine real bugs and see for yourself how an insect really sees the world. Make a bug that you can even EAT!
Crazy About Chemistry©
Learn how a chemical can be a liquid and a solid at the same time. Create your own chemical reaction and keep the results.
Lift, dive and fly! Learn about how planes fly while we make our own Rotor Motor, Twirlee Whirlee and Cool Glider to keep!!
Follow That Planet©
Are you ready to shoot for the stars? Learn about our incredible planet, the moon, the solar system & how they all work together! Take a bite out of the phases of the moon, touch a cloud, make a constellation & more!
Go with the Flow©
Discover the amazing science of how things flow. Have FUN as we learn about erosion 3 different ways. Explore the amazing ways that air and water flows.
Yummy Yummy Yummy©
If you are hungry, this one's for you! Learn how yeast pretzels are made as you shape and make a big, beautiful pretzel to take home and bake!
Zoom to the Moon©
Discover how the moon orbits the earth and how the earth and other planets orbit the sun. Discover centripetal force and make a Lunar Wheel!
Stimulate children's imagination & curiosity for science!
Afterschool Enrichment Programs
AS Enrichment's meet for 1-hour each week over an 8-12 week period and can accommodate any facility or number of children. This is perfect for non-traditional afterschool sites such as community centers or public libraries as we can customize the curriculum to meet your programming needs regardless of age or grade.
We provide all the tools you need to implement a successful, hassle-free Science Enrichment for your school!
Discover the power of observation as students journey through experimentation!
Pricing & Reservations:
$5.00 per student/minimums will apply
8 – 10 Week Afterschool Enrichments
$13.50 per student / per week
*Please Note: A $20.00 Travel Feel Will Apply*
Pricing includes all materials and supplies, equipment, program themed worksheets/handouts (if applicable), engaging take-home experiments & a FUN science certificate of participation for each child to recognize them for their efforts & accomplishments!
We look forward to visiting your afterschool soon!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Can I pay for a High Touch High Tech Afterschool Programs with grant dollars?
A: Yes. Many High Touch High Tech programs have been paid for with grant dollars received via the 21st Century Grant, Eisenhower Grant and several Local & State Grants.
Q: How should I set up my facility in preparation for the Scientist?
A: Our Scientists can conduct hands-on science programs where ever children are gathered and excited to learn! Participants will simply need a level surface on which to work (i.e. table top, floor space, etc.). Note that some programs may require access to water; therefore, access to a sink and tap would also be helpful.
Join in experimentation that challenges student problem solving skills!