Register TODAY for the 4-H Cloverbot Challenge

The 4-H Cloverbot Challenge is a statewide event designed just for our youngest 4-H’ers. Teams work together to research a topic, build a model out of interlocking bricks and create a poster highlighting their experience. On June 29, the teams will come together at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center to share their work, visit with one another, participate in kid-friendly activities, and celebrate their efforts with a closing celebration and award ceremony.

Register your Cloverbot team by May 1.  Teams may have a minimum of two members, but no more than eight, and are coached by an adult team leader. Details and registration information can be found at https://ohio4h.org/families/cloverbuds/cloverbot-challenge

Questions? Contact Beth Boomershine at boomershine.10@osu.edu or Sally McClaskey at mcclaskey.12@osu.edu.

Egg-citing Adventure

What can we learn from a chick? Find out with ChickQuest, a Science Alive 4-H School Enrichment program that challenges youth to use science, technology, engineering, and math skills to investigate the life cycle of an embryonic chicken egg. From monitoring living eggs to observing fluffy chicks, students use a logbook to record data and observations.  These lively activities pique curiosity, encourage collaboration and communication, and provide young scientists with unforgettable experiences.

This 21-day STEM classroom adventure starts with eggs and ends with chicks. ChickQuest challenges youth to investigate the life cycle of an embryonic chicken egg.  While watching eggs in the incubator and waiting for them to hatch, students learn about habitats, life cycles, structure and function, classification and a lot of careers.  Students are the scientists who help make it happen!

Meadowview (Milford) and St Louis (Owensville) Elementary begin their “Egg-citing Adventure” in April.  If your school is interested in making ChickQuest part of your curriculum, contact Brandy Uhlenbrock at 513-732-7070 or email uhlenbrock.9@osu.edu.

 

 

Pumpkin Car Race Results!

Thank you to all those who braved the weather and entered a car in our first annual Pumpkin Car Race!  It was a fun filled morning at the tracks!  Thank you to our Race Sponsor, Stricker Auto Parts and fabulous judges Eric Wehrum and Todd Slone.

        

Race Results:

Junior Division: All Winners! Great Design & Construction! – Dylan Burress, Tristen Watson, Colton Farmer and Jackson Cruey

Intermediate Division: Fastest – Savanna Smith, Furthest Distance – Ashton Swearingen, Best Design – Emily Young

Adult Division: Fastest – Jon Carpenter (by photo finish), Furthest Distance – Eric Averwater, Best Design – Eric Averwater

 

 

 

 

 

 

Build and Race a Pumpkin Car!

Pumpkins…on wheels?!?  That’s right, build a snazzy pumpkin race car and bring it to the tracks at the Clermont County Fairgrounds Fall Camp Out on Saturday, October 27, at 10am.

Entry fee is only $5 or a jar of peanut butter AND jelly to support the Empower Youth food drive.

Prizes will be awarded for the Fastest, Furthest and Best Design.  Thanks to our Race Sponsor: Stricker Auto Parts and Service!

RACE RULES

 

Thanks to everyone who participated in last Saturday’s STEM activities!

4-H Science Saturdays

4-H Science Saturdays are back for 2018!

It’s time for another 4-H Science Saturday on February 3, at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center in Columbus. We’ll learn about sound science and uncover the secrets behind sound waves and electromagnetic fields with OSU’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. You’ll create a force field to build a working speaker out of paper  to amplify your phone, iPpod, or Mp3 player. Be sure to bring some type of phone, iPod or Mp3 player and a friend to rock out to the cool tunes you will hear!

More Details

Registration Form

Amazon Adventures at 4-H Camp Graham

4-H Camp Graham visited the Amazon this past week with 4-Hers from Clermont and Hamilton Counties. A sampling of scenes is below and more to come soon. Thank you to all who helped to make this possible: 4-H volunteers, Camp Counselors, campers, and many more!

4-H Science in the Classroom

Meadowview Elementary (Milford) students are excited to begin their ChickQuest adventure.  ChickQuest is 4-H School Enrichment program that challenges youth to use science, technology, engineering, and math skills to investigate the life cycle of an embryonic chicken egg. From monitoring living eggs to observing fluffy chicks, students use a logbook to record data and observations.

Eggs were set in incubators today and are estimated to hatch on May 3rd.

Register Now for 4-H Tech Camp

4-H Camp Tech is for all youth entering grades 6, 7 and 8 in fall 2017. Campers participate in a variety of hands-on STEM activities including, robotics, engineering design and coding.  4-H Camp Tech is June 14, 15 & 16. Activities are held at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center and campers stay in OSU campus dorms.  $200 camp fee includes a camp t-shirt, meals, snacks and accommodations. The camp is supervised by Ohio 4-H professionals and trained camp counselors. (Please note that campers will walk to the Ohio 4-H Center each day and return to the dorms, a distance of approximately one mile.)

2017 4-H Camp Tech Registration Form