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Young Engineers Fill Lincoln Library for 4-H STEM Club PDF Print E-mail

4-H STEM Club filled every chair in the Lincoln Library afterschool October 3 for the first meeting to learn about Aerospace Engineering before designing their own parachutes. The 29 participants defined technology in a new way and started tested variables for their own parachute designs. They completed tests on canopy size, material and shape. This 4-H STEM Club will meet again October 10 and 17 to complete their parachutes, test them and improve them as engineers would.


Washington County Extension & 4-H and Lincoln Elementary are partnering together with a sponsorship from Bazooka Farmstar and Premier 1 Supplies to offer this 4-H STEM Club to any 3rd-5th grade student who wants to experiment more with science, technology, engineering, and math.


A community showcase is planned for October 17 at 4:30 p.m. to showcase what the students have learned and built in the “A Long Way Down” sessions. Any community member is welcome to come learn more from these students and see their parachutes in action.


The STEM Club for October and the Novembers sessions are already full, however, a February and March session will advertise after the first of the year. 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 STEM Club or how to get involved with other youth science activities as a participant or volunteer.


Ben K, Ellianna B, and Braydon C completed several drop tests recording which canopy size feel the slowest.


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