Ohio and Vermont 4-H are joining forces again to bring you another opportunity to learn to code. The group will meet virtually every Thursday starting January 21st and running through February 25th. This program is designed for Middle and High School youth and is free to participate. You can register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/4HWorldChangers.
While you won’t be able to visit the Farm Science Review in person this year, Ohio 4-H will still be offering many STEM activities virtually. You can view the schedule and sign up for the activities you’re interested in by visiting fsr.osu.edu. All sessions will be recorded, so if you are unable to join in live, you can view the recording after the Farm Science Review.
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?
- Find 4-H STEM Challenge details at https://4-h.org/parents/4-h-stem-challenge/#!2020-challenge
- Get your discount code at go.osu.edu/2020ohiostemchallenge
- Participate online with a coding challenge at Insight from Mars
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!
Girls In STEM at NASA GRC
Girls In STEM is a one-day event held at NASA Glenn that is designed to inspire middle school student interest in STEM fields. The event features women working in STEM fields at NASA Glenn, engaging STEM activities, and tours of NASA Glenn’s facilities.
Due to current health restrictions, Girls In STEM 2020 will be conducted as a virtual event. This event will include a virtual tour of a NASA Glenn facility, an online presentation from a female engineer, and a STEM activity that participants will do live during the event. Due to software limitations, the event will be limited to the first 80 registrations received.
• Internet Access
• This experience is open for all middle-school-aged participants.
• An adult must complete the application and agree to support the student’s participation during this event.
• A webcam is optional.
Session Dates and Registration Deadlines:
• Registration Opens – June 19, 2020
• Registration Closes – July 3, 2020
• Virtual Event Date – July 17, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EDT
• Register online at: https://tinyurl.com/GIRLS-IN-STEM-REGEmail questions to: GRC-Ed-Opportunities@mail.nasa.gov
EVERY WEDNESDAY | JULY 1 THROUGH AUGUST 5 | 2 – 3 P.M. EST
Location: VIRTUALLY from your own home! Event link will be given upon completion of registration.
Details: Designed for middle & high school girls. We will welcome EVERYONE who has an interest in STEM, coding and making a positive impact in their community!
Contact information: Margo Long, 4-H Extension Educator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Join Hamilton County 4-H Volunteer Dean Rettig for the “Investigating Electricity” Virtual Special Interest (SPIN) Club!
Dates: Tuesday & Thursdays June 2, 2020- June 18, 2020
Times: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- Going back and forth (galvanometer – AC vs DC)
- The Electric Detective’s Most Important Tool (Intro to Multi-Meter / volt-ohm meter
- To Flow or Not To Flow (conductors vs insulators
- Ohm’s Law (water bottle / garden hose demo)
- Decoding Circuit diagrams (Into to Circuit diagrams)
- Case of the Series Circuit – measuring voltages across items in series circuit
- Case of the Parallel Circuit
- Circuit Sense – more complicated circuits diagrams
- Short Circuits
- Making a 3-way switch
- Volt/Ohm meter aka Multi-meter
- AA or D batteries
- battery holder
- paper clips
- 22 or 24 gauge wire
- flashlight bulb
- bulb holder
REGISTER HERE: https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_beLF8Kl32cA7AEt
Come join us and learn about the basics of coding, computer technology, and software. If you enjoy exploring computers or apps then you’ll love learning in this totally virtual environment with people your own age. Learn about hacking, coding, computational thinking, and more!
EVERY TUESDAY AND THURSDAY AT 2-3 PM FROM MAY 19-JUNE 4 (3 weeks)
Location: ONLNE! Click below to join https://go.osu.edu/computerspin
Details: Open to ANY youth in grades 3-6.
Elliott Lawrence, Lucas County, Lawrence.email@example.com
Mark Light, Hardin County, firstname.lastname@example.org
With the new restrictions on programming in June, the Ohio 4-H program has shifted gears and will now be offering the Ohio 4-H Cloverbot Challenge for all Cloverbuds to participate individually instead of as a team/club – no registration required. Individual Cloverbuds can construct their models with LEGO’s or whatever kind of interlocking blocks they have available. Then they can send a picture for display in a virtual gallery on the state 4-H website. A certificate will also be emailed to each participant. The deadline is June 13, 2020. All the details can be found at the website: https://ohio4h.org/families/cloverbuds/cloverbot-challenge
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.
It’s time to register for the 2020 Ohio 4-H Cloverbot Challenge and this year Cloverbuds will be On the Move! Teams will explore transportation and how people and goods get where they are going. The challenge happens on June 13 at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau Center. Find registration details and information about ordering kits here. Thanks to the Ohio 4-H Foundation for their support of this program.
4-H Science Saturday is back on February 8 with Science Saturday Sausage! Find out where you meat comes from and learn more about food science. You’ll even make your own sausage to sample. Registration is limited to the first 20 registration from youth in grade 3-6. Find all the details here.