Serving All Elementary Schools in Maine and Surrounding Communities in New Hampshire
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We bring hands-on science programs to children in Grades K-5, teaching science the way it should be: interactive, motivating, FUN and thought-provoking!
"This was so fun! My class will be talking about it for a long time!"
Bethany Custeau, Teacher
The High Touch High Tech experience encourages students of all ages to reach their full potential - allowing for direct observations & opening the door to thought-provoking science.
Our highly trained team of scientists are genuinely passionate about science education – their extensive knowledge & love of teaching translates into the highest quality educational experience for your entire classroom.
All of our programs are centered on the individual child's experience & can be adapted to fit the needs of your classroom & grade level. With more than 70 Elementary Science & Nature workshops - you can find the program that works best for you!
Our programs are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards and the Maine Science and Engineering Standards.
We offer in school workshops with an enhanced COVID-19 safety protocol. Our scientists come to your classroom with all the equipment to engage children with hands-on experiments.
In-School workshops are 60-75 minutes long and often include take-home materials!
We can present up to four classes through a typical school day.
Scroll down for our Full Program Offering and how they align with the Maine Science & Engineering standards.
High Touch High Tech remains committed to the health and safety of your staff and students. Safety precautions preventing the spread of COVID-19 are our greatest priority. For this reason, our practices to help minimize the spread of the virus include:
- Our staff is fully vaccinated
- Workshops have been modified to eliminate or reduce communal supplies
- All workshop participants and teachers are requested to wear masks and sanitize/wash hands pre- and post the workshop
- Science Instructors will wear masks and practice social distancing
- Science Instructors will be screened daily for any symptoms
- We will adapt to your school's additional health safety guidelines, when applicable.
Encourage science discovery in children around the world!
In-Class or Virtual Field Trips:
$10.00 per student: $350.00/program minimum
*Please Note: A 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 Chaperones are welcome to participate free of charge. Program fees are usually paid by Parents, PTO or Grant Dollars.
Book 3 or more different programs for your entire grade level and receive the discounted rate of $9.00/student! (35 kids per day minimum).
Marvel at the accomplishments your students will achieve!
When booking your program, please have the following information available:
* Name of School
* Program(s) you have chosen
* Dates with alternates
* Number of classes
* Approx. Number of students per class
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 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.
We look forward to visiting your classroom soon!
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