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STEM Club Registrations Open for March and April PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, February 07 2017 10:00

The 4-H After School STEM Club is now taking registrations for the March and April Sessions. This science club is open to students in 3rd-5th grade. Washington County Extension & 4-H and Lincoln Elementary are partnering together with a sponsorship from Bazooka Farmstar to offer additional and fun ways for Washington youth to interact with science more in a hands-on setting while making new friends and connecting with caring adults in the community. This camp is open to any 3rd-5th grade student who wants to experiment more with science, technology, engineering, and math.

 

Each session will use an Engineering is Elementary and State 4-H curriculum facilitated by Liz Goodwin, Julie Timmins, and Amy Green. The March session will be March 7, 14, 28 titled “Catch the Wind”. Students will engineer sails and blades to catch the wind and turn it to power.

 

The April session scheduled for April 11, 18, 25 is titled “Robots on Parade” and students will focus on computer science. They will learn coding basics and program Bee Bots to complete unique parade routes and then advance to the Dot and Dash robots who are able to talk, sing, flash lights, dance and more.

 

Registrations accepted on a first come, first serve basis until March 1 at the Lincoln Elementary Office or the Washington County Extension Office. There is a $10 fee due with the registration form for each session or $5 for current 4-H members. Students may register for one or both STEM Club sessions.

STEM Club Registration

Forms are also available on the Extension website at http://www.extension.iastate.edu/washington/

 

Please contact the Washington County Extension Office, 319-653-4811 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , with any questions about this new STEM Club or how to get involved with other youth science activities.

 
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Camp Invention PDF Print E-mail
Monday, January 30 2017 12:37

Camp Invention, a program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, is coming to Lincoln Elementary, for the 7th year, the week of June 12-16 from 9AM – 3PM. Camp Invention gives students that will be entering grades K-6 the opportunity to disassemble machines, learn through hands-on activities, and create and design inventions. Let your child’s imagination run wild while exploring connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation. Secure a spot today at www.campinvention.org. Save $25 if you sign up by March 20th using the Promo Code SWEETSAVE.

 

Students that will be entering 7-9th grades can register as a Counselor-in-Training for $130 and attend the week of camp, helping and learning at the same time!

 

Students that will be entering 10-12th grades can earn up to 40 hours of Silver Cord hours by volunteering to work this week!

 

If you would like to be considered for some financial assistance, please contact me.

 

Janet Conrad

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Girls Go STEM! PDF Print E-mail
Monday, January 23 2017 08:14

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Recycled Racers Rev Up at Lincoln Library PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, January 18 2017 13:38

4-H STEM Club turned piles of recycled materials into race car bodies and wheel systems on January 17 after school in the Lincoln Elementary Library. This group is learning about Go Green Engineering. Makiya Moyer, Kendall Hinrichsen and Jade Sheetz worked together to adapt a food box to be their car body.

 

The 30 participants moved through the engineering design process to ask, plan, design, build, test, and improve. This 4-H STEM Club will meet again January 24 to complete their recycled racer designs and test them on a variety of tracks and a final race down the halls. A community showcase is planned for January 24 at 4:30 p.m. to showcase what the students have learned and built in the “Go Green Engineering” sessions. Any community member is welcome to come learn more from these students and see their recycled racers in action.

 

 

Washington County Extension & 4-H and Lincoln Elementary are partnering together with a sponsorship from Bazooka Farmstar to offer this 4-H STEM Club to any 3rd-5th grade student who wants to experiment more with science, technology, engineering, and math.

 

The STEM Club February session is already full, however, a March and April session will start advertising soon. Watch for more information or contact the Washington County Extension Office, 319-653-4811 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , with any questions about this new STEM Club or how to get involved with other youth science activities.

 
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