4-H Cloverbud Update

This year’s 4-H Cloverbot Challenge will be virtual and individual Cloverbuds are encouraged to participate instead of working in groups/clubs.

The Ohio 4-H Cloverbot Challenge gives 4-H Cloverbuds the opportunity to work cooperatively in teams to problem-solve using STEM (science, engineering, technology and math) skills. A new theme is selected each year and teams  research a topic, build a working model of their solution to the Challenge issue and create a poster to illustrate their findings. Cloverbuds, team advisors and families come to the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center in the spring, for the Challenge event. Teams present their models and findings to a team of reviewers, learn about other Cloverbuds’ projects, participate in age-appropriate STEM activities and are recognized at a closing celebration.

This year’s 4-H Cloverbot Challenge will be virtual!

Here’s how it will work:

  • All Cloverbuds are welcome to participate.
  • No registration is required.
  • The theme remains the same: On the Move. Read the Challenge details at the link below for more information, BUT…no poster is required!
  • Create your model out of interlocking bricks (e.g., Mega Bloks, LEGOs) and take a photo.
  • Send your photo to boomershine.10@osu.edu or mcclaskey.12@osu.edu with your NAME, COUNTY and one sentence describing your model. Only the Cloverbud’s first name will be displayed.
  • Deadline is June 13.
  • Photos will be uploaded weekly to an online gallery on ohio4h.org
  • Cloverbuds will receive a certificate of participation to the email sent for submission

More Information: https://ohio4h.org/families/cloverbuds/cloverbot-challenge
Deadline for submissions: June 13, 2020

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.

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.

Ohio 4-H Cloverbud Cloverbot Challenge- June 9

The Ohio 4-H Cloverbot Challenge gives 4-H Cloverbuds the opportunity to work cooperatively in teams to problem- solve using STEM (science, engineering, technology and math) skills. A new theme is selected each year and teams research a topic, build a working model of their solution to the Challenge issue, and create a poster to illustrate their findings. Cloverbuds, team advisors and families come to the Nationwide Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center in the spring, for the Challenge event.  Teams present their models and findings to a team of reviewers, learn about other Cloverbuds’ projects, participate in age-appropriate STEM activities, and are recognized at a closing celebration.

This year’s theme is the Cloverbot Astro Challenge and is scheduled for June 9, at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center in Columbus.

Event details can be found here:https://ohio4h.org/events/cloverbot-astro-challenge

ALL TEAMS MUST REGISTER by May 1, 2018www.go.osu.edu/18cloverbots

Need a kit of blocks to get started?

Teams needing a kit may order one at a reduced rate thanks to funding from the Ohio 4-H Foundation! Kit Includes: a large brick set, a simple & motorized mechanisms set, a build to express set, and a base plate. Reduced Kit Cost: $165

Order Deadline: Checks must be received by March 20 to receive a kit at the discounted rate.

Get the order form here: https://ohio4h.org/events/cloverbot-astro-challenge