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.
Project that combines film-making, interviewing skills and promoting connections to Cornell Departments.
Videos that document our NYS 4-H programs
Learn to make and edit film, practice with
your camera, tell your story, and
upload your film to share with others.
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.
Dr. Linda Rayor’s Naturalist Outreach STEM Video Series:
Cornell students share a passion for the biology and natural history of the world around us in these 10 to 15 minute STEM videos. Beautiful images help illustrate these appealing introductions to biological diversity. More videos are in the works, so check out the ‘naturalistoutreach’ site on Youtube regularly. Guides to each topic are available on the Naturalist Outreach website (www.entomology.cornell.edu/NaturalistOutreach) in ‘Presentation Guides’.
These educational videos were funded by Cornell Cooperative Extension with Smith-Lever funds for the New York State 4-H program.
Associated with each of the videos are one or more 'presentation guides' which provide background information on each topic. These guides may be useful for future discussions and lesson plans with your classes or children. More guides are available on the Naturalist Outreach website.
Check out the resources and ideas for teaching and implementing projects about energy.
4-H is often cited as one of the reasons adults have chosen science as a career
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
4-H Shooting Sports joins STEM. Civic ecology and safety are combined as 4-H'ers nationally experience science.
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.