4-H STEM Challenge!

You’ve still got time to be part of the 4-H STEM Challenge! Order your Mars Base Camp kit with the special discount code available to Ohio 4-H families. Your kit includes a Mars poster, rover kit, coding activity and more! Register for your code today at go.osu.edu/2020ohiostemchallenge. You’ll
receive a discount on the family kit, combine it with the $5 discount at Shop4-h.org and your kit is only $7.80 + tax!

Blast-off to Mars with Ohio 4-H and join the 4-H STEM Challenge

We’re launching a trip to Mars Base Camp and want to help you get there! The 2020 4-H STEM Challenge explores sending a mission to Mars and what it takes to sustain life in space. The Mars Base Camp kit includes activities that use STEM skills like mechanical engineering, physics, computer science, and agriculture.

We want Ohio 4-H families to join in and thanks to the Ohio 4-H Foundation and Google, you can receive an $8 discount on the Mars Base Camp family kit. The family kit is available at shop4-h.org for $15.95, plus shipping, but with the Ohio 4-H discount and the $5 discount available on their website, your final cost is just $7.80 + tax.

Want to learn more?

 And to help you on your Martian journey, the Ohio 4-H STEM Team is hosting a week of virtual, space activities from Oct. 4-10. Details at https://ohio4h.org/statewide-programs/4-h-science/mars-base-camp-4-h-stem-challenge . Get ready to blast-off!

 

We’re looking for youth Dandelion Detectives!

Dandelion Detective workbook coverDandelion Detectives is a STEM activity targeting 3-7 graders where participants work together to measure the value of weeds for insects. Dandelion Detectives will take place over the summer of 2020 and participants can be located in Ohio or surrounding midwestern states.

The Dandelion Detectives project can be completed in one day of your choice (June-August) and involves: taking a pre and post questionnaire about insects; observing insects at an “Observation Dandelion” created using simple provided materials and sugar water mixture; and conducting a lawn weed survey. Participating Dandelion Detectives will be able to upload their findings to a project website. At the end of the project, students will receive a “Student Scientist” certificate and will have access to all of the data collected by the project team!

Toolkits containing all materials to participate in Dandelion Detectives can be ordered for $10 (to cover shipping fees) at this link.

We also offer a do-it-yourself option here.

To sign up for Dandelion Detectives or for more information, visit this website: https://u.osu.edu/dandeliondetectives/

Contact the DD team with any questions: dandeliondetectives@gmail.com

Build & Race a Pumpkin Car!

Looking for something fun to do this weekend?!?  Build a snazzy pumpkin race car and bring it to the tracks at the Clermont County Fairgrounds Fall Camp Out on Saturday, October 19, at 1:00pm.

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

 

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!