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Nash County 4-H has a long history of working with teachers in providing hands-on enrichment opportunities for their students. In an effort to further support our local teachers, this page is developed to provide information on how to obtain our school enrichment kits and curriculum as well as provide 4-H virtual resources to compliant the academic need for students.

2020 4-H STEM Challenge: Mars Base Camp

Through a generous donor and other contributors, Nash County 4-H has worked with 5th grade teachers to provide FREE Mars Base Camp family kits. The race to land humans on Mars is on! The 2020 4‑H STEM Challenge will explore sending a mission to Mars with the activity, Mars Base Camp. Developed by Google and Virginia Cooperative Extension, Mars Base Camp is a collection of activities that teaches kids ages 8-14 STEM skills like mechanical engineering, physics, computer science, and agriculture.

Get Started with Insight from Mars

When astronauts travel to space, they communicate every day with mission control about what they see and what they learn. This is your opportunity to imagine that you are the first human explorer on Mars. Think about the things you might discover and the questions your friends or family might ask about your mission.

Code your discovery in Scratch and share your animated story about something exciting you have discovered on the surface of Mars!

Teachers wanting to expand their students learning and play along too? 

Mars Base Camp Youth and Facility Guides


4-H Kits Available to Check Out

(Stay tuned to learn how to check out kits)

National 4-H Youth Science Day Kits (Grades 4th – 8th) – Each of the National 4-H Youth Science links below provide videos that explains each project. Our kits include most of the items needed to complete the project in small groups. Due to COVID-19, we are working to make these kits for individual work where students and teachers would be responsible to sanitizing after each use. Some of the projects have PowerPoint presentations as a resource for teachers to use as a means of facilitation of the activity.

Toy car

Motion Commotion Kit

Motion Commotion Video

Motion Commotion Introduction

Rockets To The Rescue Kit

Rockets To The Rescue Kit

Rockets To The Rescue Video

Rockets to the Rescue Introduction

Drone Discovery Kit

Drone Discovery Kit

Drone Discovery Video

Drone Discovery Introduction

Game Changers Kit

Game Changers Kit

Game Changers Video

Game Changers Table of Contents

Code Your World Kit

Code Your World Kit

Code Your World Video

Code Your World Table of Contents

The Power of the Wind Kit

The Power of the Wind Kit

Power of Wind Video

Power of Wind Table of Contents

Hive Helpers Kit

Hive Helpers Kit

Hive Helper Facilitator Guide

Hive Helpers Table of Contents

Beekeepers Kit

Beekeepers Kit

Beekeepers Table of Contents

Magic of Electricity Kit

Magic of Electricity Kit

Magic of Electricity Table of Contents

In addition to the National 4-H Youth Science Day kits, we have other kits that provide a series of instruction for a particular topic that meets a specific grade level. You will find a list of those kits below. Many of these kits may need additional supplies provided by the student or teacher. Most of those items would be consumables that are not replaced in the kit.

Other 4-H Curriculum Kits Available

4-H Curriculum for K – 5th grade

4-H Curriculum for 6 – 8th grade

4-H Curriculum for 9 – 12th grade

Due to COVID-9, NC 4-H Youth Development has worked to create virtual learning opportunities for students. Teachers may find these virtual learning opportunities beneficial and accompany their lessons. You will find these videos available in the links below.

NC 4-H Spark Activities for Virtual Learning

The NC 4-H Youtube channel provides instructional videos available that can be used for any audience.

NC 4-H Youtube

Virtual Local Food Resources for High School Foods II Class