The 4-H Science Toolkit is a collection of science activities - perfect for youth
grades 3-6. The activities have been developed for afterschool, in-school, clubs and youth groups, camps and others wishing to explore science. Lessons are written to be be "grab and go" for any leader or teacher.
4-H is often cited as one of the reasons adults have chosen science as a career
A project that includes large and small posters and hands-on activities. Workshops were held in 2014 in Tompkins, Ulster, and Jefferson Counties. Kits are housed at CCE Jefferson, CCE Ulster, and the Cornell Department of Astronomy.
4-H'ers are having a blast exploring geospatial sciences from simple Geocaching (using GPS receivers to look for hidden treasure boxes all around the world) to complex community mapping projects.
New project area developing in NYS. Page includes resources, links to events and programming.
Understanding the Biology of Nature videos
Dr. Linda Rayor’s Naturalist Outreach STEM videos are scientifically accurate, engaging, and beautiful videos made to help and inspire the next generation of young scientists to understand nature. There are over twenty 6 – 12 minute videos about biodiversity, ecology, and behavior aimed for elementary and middle school students. Lively Cornell students star in the videos, emphasizing the opportunity for children to explore the topic themselves.
Associated with each video, are associated resources that can be used to reinforce or expand learning on the topic. Games, worksheets, presentation guides and more are posted on the Naturalist Outreach website. The resources materials are beginning to be linked with Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards to enhance usability in the classroom and 4H programs.
Check out the resources and ideas for teaching and implementing projects about energy.
The goal of this role is to educate and inform youth, especially teens, about the impact of invasive species of plants to both the ecology and economy of NYS. ISAT Teen Ambassadors will share information on what species are of concern, how they are impacting ecology/economy, and how other youth can become involved in monitoring and eradication efforts.
Use this form to apply to become an Invasive Species Action Teams Teen Ambassador.
4-H Shooting Sports joins STEM. Civic ecology and safety are combined as 4-H'ers nationally experience science.
An NSF-funded partnership between Cornell University and the University of Minnesota, Style Engineers uses hands-on activities to introduce young people smart clothing and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) through their interest in Fashion. This program includes inspirational role-model videos, sample agendas, educational activities, and other resources.
This site gives an outline of STEM programming on a national level and explains how and why it is a part of 4-H's three core mission mandates.
4-Hers across the country participate in cool science experiments
This is a series of papers that will help to explore STEM programming
This report emphasizes the importance of defining appropriate outcomes and identifying good measures to understand whether, how, or when learning occurs.