2- World UFO Day
4- Independence Day
4- Sidewalk Egg Frying Day
12- Etch-A-Sketch Day
12- George Washington Carver's Birthday

18- National Ice Cream Day
20- Moon Day
20- Gregor Mendel's Birthday
23- National Hot Dog Day
24- Amelia Earhart's Birthday
Pulley Power

How do scientists lift very fragile and heavy equipment? They utilize a simple machine called a pulley to help make difficult tasks much easier. In this experiment you will make a pulley system that helps move your favorite snack with a fun twist!

Download the experiment below and share with your friends!
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Discover how cool water really is. Make water and alcohol have a tug of war. Stab a pencil through a bag without spilling a drop of water!


 
  July 2015 Edition: The Science Behind the Etch-A-Sketch
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Have you ever wondered what the The Etch-A-Sketch® is really made of? Here at High Touch High Tech, we just figured the iconic toy was driven by magnets. But that is not the case at all! So how does an Etch-A-Sketch actually work? 
 
An Etch-A-Sketch has a thick, flat gray screen in a red plastic frame. There are two white knobs on the front of the frame in the lower corners. Twisting the knobs moves a stylus that displaces aluminum powder on the back of the screen, which when scraped off by the moving stylus, leaves a dark line on the light gray screen. The left control moves the stylus horizontally, and the right one moves it vertically. Turning both knobs simultaneously makes diagonal lines. The Etch-A-Sketch employs a fairly sophisticated pulley system that operate the rails inside the red frame that move the stylus around when the knobs are turned. To erase the picture, the user turns the toy upside down and shakes it. Doing this causes polystyrene beads to smooth out and re-coat the inside surface of the screen with aluminum powder. The "black" line merely exposes the darkness inside the toy. 

What were you able to draw using the Etch-A-Sketch? Your name possibly, or maybe just some lines? I know all that I could really pull off was something that looked slightly like the image below!
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July 2012: Scoop Up Some FUN in the Sun - 
July is National Ice Cream Month! 

ice-cream-logo 2In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day. This presidential proclamation recognized the frosty treat as a fun and nutritious food that is enjoyed by a full 90% of the nation's population. No matter how old we get, most everyone loves having a cold, creamy and delicious ice cream cone in the middle of summer. Whether you are at a park, festival or in your own back yard, enjoying ice cream is one of the best summer indulgences of all time! - ice cream is a summer-time necessity. So, to mark National Ice Cream Month, grab yourself a cone, a sundae or a huge banana split and join us on a journey back in time for the fascinating history of ice cream!
 
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Transform Your Computer into a Science Lab This Summer!
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Click on the KIDS logo above to access FUN, educational science trivia, jokes & experiments to keep young minds active all summer long!




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