4-H STEM at Farm Science Review

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.

 

2020 4-H STEM Challenge

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!

Girls in STEM 2020

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.

PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS:
• 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

4-H World Changers For Middle & High School Girls

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.
Cost: FREE!

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, long.1632@osu.edu

Register: https://go.osu.edu/4hworldchangerssignup

 

 

 

Investigating Electricity Virtual SPIN Club

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.

Session 1

  • Introduction
  • Going back and forth (galvanometer – AC vs DC)

Session 2

  • The Electric Detective’s Most Important Tool  (Intro to Multi-Meter / volt-ohm meter
  • To Flow or Not To Flow (conductors vs insulators

Session 3

  • Ohm’s Law  (water bottle / garden hose demo)
  • Decoding Circuit diagrams   (Into to Circuit diagrams)

Session 4

  • Case of the Series Circuit – measuring voltages across items in series circuit
  • Case of the Parallel Circuit

Session 5

  • Circuit Sense – more complicated circuits diagrams
  • Short Circuits

Session 6

  • Making a 3-way switch

Equipment List:

Amazon Wish List:

  • Volt/Ohm meter aka Multi-meter
  • AA or D batteries
  • battery holder
  • paper clips
  • 22 or 24 gauge wire
  • compass
  • cardboard
  • flashlight bulb
  • bulb holder

REGISTER HERE: https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_beLF8Kl32cA7AEt

Ohio 4-H Computer Science Spin Club for 3rd-6th grade.

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

Cost: FREE!

Details: Open to ANY youth in grades 3-6.

Contact information:

Elliott Lawrence, Lucas County, Lawrence.638@osu.edu

Mark Light, Hardin County, light.42@osu.edu

4-H Cloverbot Challenge Goes Virtual!

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

2020 Ohio 4-H 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.

Ohio 4-H Science Saturdays

4-H Science Saturdays are back in 2020! Join us on January 11 for Can You Dig it? Our friends from OSU’s Orton Geological Museum will be here will fossils and gemstones, you create a volcano and dig into paleontology. It all happens at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Find the details and register at go.osu.edu/4HSciSat.