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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 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 compliment the academic need for students.
NEW 2021 4-H STEM Challenge
Again, Nash County 4-H will be partnering with Educators to use the 2021 4-H STEM Challenge Kit Galactic Quest and all because of a generous donor. We will be seeking teachers who work with students ages 8 – 14 and are interested in being trained to use this interactive hands on learning program in their classroom. Teachers will be provided a free educators kits that allow them to work with 12 students at a time. Teachers must pre-register by September 15th to be included in our mass order of Educator Kits. Once kits arrive, we will provide training to teachers to utilize these kits in their classroom.
What is Galactic Quest
Kids learn foundational STEM skills while they wrestle with the same questions as today’s top aerospace scientists and engineers! Activities can be done all at once or individually, making it great for classrooms, afterschool programs, clubs, parents and more.
This unplugged board game promotes teamwork as kids gather the resources needed to live and work in deep space.
In this offline activity, kids build a telescope and learn about physics and light and how telescopes have been used to explore space.
Kids work hands-on to engineer a mechanical arm that works to harvest crops in space.
In this computer science activity, kids learn about cyber security and decoding to stay safe from obstacles in orbit.
TO REGISTER, please complete the Eventbrite Registration no later than Wednesday, September 15th. (Link is coming soon.)
2020 4-H STEM Challenge: Mars Base Camp Kit
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
4-H STEM Challenge: Red Planet Odyssey Part 1 – Building Your Rover Video
4-H STEM Challenge: Red Planet Odyssey Part 2 Activity Overview Video
4-H STEM Challenge: Landing Zone Surveyor Activity Overview Video
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
Virginia 4-H STEM CHALLENGE Resources
The 4-H Embryology Program is a long-standing 4-H program that provides children hands-on experience in the incubation period, and hatching of chickens. The incubation period takes a total of 21 days for the chicks to hatch. Our 4-H program has been working with our local public and private schools to provide teachers an opportunity to check out equipment at a minimum charge. Teachers receive basic training, detailed instructions, an incubator, heat lamp and a dozen of fertile eggs to hatch. Upon completion of the project, our office will pick up the supplies and baby chicks. This program is offered each spring with a choice of session 1 or session 2. Teachers are asked to contact our office during the month of January, February and March to sign up. We have limited supplies so don’t wait too long.
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School Based Programs
Check out the programs that are available to your students. Several programs are updated to include virtual instruction provided by an Extension Educator. If you have any questions about these particular programs, please contact Regina Moseley at email@example.com or call her at 252-459-9810.
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. Some kits require materials that you will need to purchase or replace.
Rockets to the Rescue Introduction
Game Changers Table of Contents
Code Your World Table of Contents
Power of Wind Table of Contents
Hive Helpers Table of Contents
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.
Virtual Local Food Resources for High School Foods II Class