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Ohio State University Extension


4-H School Enrichment

Elementary and middle school classrooms across Ohio are becoming more and more involved in 4-H School Enrichment programs. Guided by Ohio State University Extension personnel, students in the programs develop valuable Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) skills as they participate in a variety of hands-on activities that bring difficult science concepts to life. These programs are designed to enhance existing classroom science units, complement selected Next Generation Science Standards.

Join a statewide network of classroom teachers and others who afford their students these wholesome and unique science learning opportunities. Contact your local OSU Extension office for a complete list of the 4-H School Enrichment programs and training opportunities available in your county.

Not an Ohio resident? 4-H School Enrichment series are appreciated by classroom teachers, home schoolers, and after-school care providers all over the country.

ChickQuest: A Classroom Journey Through the Life Cycle of Chickens

What can we learn from a chick? Find out in this school enrichment programs that challenges youth to use science, engineering, and technology to investigate the life cycle of an embryonic chicken egg. From monitoring living eggs to observing fluffy chicks, these lively activities pique curiosity, encourage collaboration and communication, and provide young scientists with unforgettable experiences. Recommended for project helpers and classroom teachers. A ChickQuest Logbook is required for each student.

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Rockets Away!: Exploring the Science of Forces and Motion

Recommended for teachers and other group leaders, this popular favorite is now up-to-date and more effective than ever at teaching the concepts of forces and motion via rocketry. The project's exciting conclusion is building and launching 2-liter bottle water rockets. A Rockets Away Logbook is required for each student. A bottle-rocket launcher may be available from your county Extension office.

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