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
, with any questions about this new STEM Club or how to get involved with other youth science activities.