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Experiment of the Day: Bird Migration

During the cold winter months, you may wear a big winter coat, play inside more often, or even eat different foods. We change our habits and adapt to the changes of weather, and animals do the same! There are different species of birds that travel from cold northern locations to warmer locations further south during winter months, this is called migration. Birds will migrate to find more abundant food and better weather!

There are a few types of migration patterns that birds take. Some birds are called obligate migrants, meaning that the timing of travel is dictated by instinct. No matter the weather condition, obligate migrant birds will fly south, because they are “obligated” to spend the winter in the deep tropics of South America. Songbirds, raptors and shorebirds are all obligate migrants.

The other type of migrating birds is facultative. Facultative migrants make their migrating decisions by the slight changes in weather and begin to migrate once the weather dips below a certain point. Unlike obligate birds which travel to the southern tip of South America, facultative birds migrate shorter distances, often staying within the United States.  Ducks, geese, swans, cranes, orioles, and warblers are all facultative migrants.

If you enjoy spending time outdoors, bird watching might be a fun new hobby for you! You can spend all four seasons observing birds, and you may even see non-native birds on their yearly migrations!  Pick up a pair of binoculars, and utilize an online bird seeing tracker! The eBird website allows you to find the name of species, photos, identification tools, and their specific calls and songs! Search the bird sightings in your local area at: https://ebird.org/home

High Touch High Tech has the perfect experiment to attract new, rare birds in your yard! Build your own bird feeder and see our recommendations for the type of seed to attract new birds! Visit our Bird Migration experiment at: https://sciencemadefun.net/downloads/bird_migration.pdf

Check out our bird feeder on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6oy1LIL_f8&t=2s

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Bee Pollination Game

Written by: on March 27, 2020 @ 6:00 am

Did you know that there are over 20,000 different kinds of bees? Bees are pollinators and live off the nectar from plants. These insects are attracted to the bright colors and sweet smell of flowers and vegetables. While pollinating, each bee will collect pollen from up to one hundred flowers! The concept of cross-pollination is […]

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Experiment of the Day: Chromatography Flowers

Written by: on March 26, 2020 @ 6:00 am

What is chromatography? Chromatography is a technique that scientists use to help separate and identify the components of mixtures (solvents), such as those used in making commercial inks and dyes. Many types of ink, like many materials, are made up of two or more different substances. By passing a mixture through a liquid, most often […]

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Understanding Compost

Written by: on March 25, 2020 @ 6:00 am

Have you ever wondered how plants continue to sprout, grow, and bloom year after year? How can they continue to receive the nutrients that they need to continue growing in the same soil? This is because the soil naturally renews itself with the nutrients from other plants, and with the help of a few other […]

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Microbes and Alexander Fleming: Germ Game

Written by: on March 24, 2020 @ 6:00 am

Who was Alexander Fleming? Alexander Fleming was a scientist that lived from 1881 to 1955, and he was a physician, microbiologist, and pharmacologist. He was interested in the study of microorganisms, the tiny little creatures you can’t see that can cause you to become sick! Microorganisms are often called germs! There are 6 types of […]

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The Fungus Among Us

Written by: on March 23, 2020 @ 8:53 am

What do you think of when someone talks about fungi? Often, mushrooms are the first image to come to mind, or maybe even a corny joke about being a fun-guy. While mushrooms are commonly recognized as fungi, the classification is much larger than you may think! Fungi are distinct due to their wide variations of […]

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Offering Podcast options to Franchisees

Written by: on March 17, 2020 @ 6:30 am

What is a podcast? A podcast is an audio file available on the Internet, downloaded onto a computer or mobile device, composed in series in which new installments are received by subscribers automatically. Podcasts traditionally have a general theme, with solo or multiple hosts, in an interview, lecture, and conversational formats. Podcasting is internet radio […]

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Longevity of High Touch High Tech Franchise Ownership

Written by: on March 10, 2020 @ 7:00 am

Novice business owners are often consumed with weighing the risk to success ratio of a new business. Doing research into entrepreneurial opportunities will often guide you into the franchising conversation and the ease and benefits of opening an established and proven successful business model.  Franchising can be an amazing opportunity for someone who is tired […]

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Combating Corona: HT2 Science Perseveres

Written by: on March 3, 2020 @ 4:47 pm

The measure of intelligence is the ability to change. Albert Einstein Coronavirus commotion can be seen everywhere from breaking news articles, trending social media posts, canceled vacations and drastic control measures taken by governments across the world. The COVID-19 outbreak has permeated China since December 2019 when the outbreak was identified and has continued to […]

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Offering Profitable Options during “Off Seasons”

Written by: on @ 7:30 am

When looking into child services franchise opportunities, potential franchisees face the concern of opening a ‘seasonal franchise.” Being a franchise which the predominate operations are in-school field trips, we understand these concerns and have created service options to extend ourselves past this. In addition to our in-school field trips, High Touch High Tech offers after-school […]

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