The 4-H STEM Club started their April session “Robots on Parade ” April 11 afterschool taking over the Lincoln Elementary Library. This month they are learning about computer science by coding two different types of robots. 25 participants learned about algorithems, or step by step instructions assigned to machines, by completing missions with bee bot robots.
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. Liz Goodwin, Julie Timmins and Amy Green from Washington County Extension are instructing the club.
A community showcase is planned for April 25 at 4:30 p.m. to showcase what the students have learned and programmed their robots to do. Any community member is welcome to come learn more from these students and see their recycled racers in action.
Similar STEM opporutinitie will be available this summer through Washington County Extension’s Clover University summer day camps. Registration information available April 17. 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. Follow “Washington County 4-H – Iowa” for more photos and up to date information on youth programs throughout Washington County.