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WASHINGTON COUNTY STEM FESTIVAL PDF Print E-mail

Thursday, November 30 4 to 7 p.m.

Join us for the Washington County STEM Festival hosted by Kirkwood Washington County Regional Center.

Organized like a county fair, visitors stroll from activity to activity at their leisure. This awe-inspiring event, geared toward K–8 students and their families, features compelling educational and entertaining activities, performances and exhibits to boost student interest in STEM:

Science – Technology – Engineering – Math.

New this year - “Absolute Science” - a traveling science experiment for students of all ages. Watch and take part in awesome experiments while learning the science behind the “wow”! Show times at 5 and 6 p.m.

Register today for this free event!

www.kirkwood.edu/stemfestival

Last Updated on Wednesday, November 15 2017 14:58
 
Girls on the Run Program PDF Print E-mail

Twenty girls in 3rd – 5th grades participated in a new program in Washington this Fall called Girls on the Run. Janet Conrad headed up the program, along with 3 other coaches and a few volunteers.

 

 

At Girls on the Run, we inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Over a 10-week period girls explored and discussed their own beliefs around experiences and challenges girls face at this age and developed strategies and skills to help them navigate life experiences. Through it, they also made new friends, built their confidence and celebrated all that makes them unique. Physical activity is woven into the program to inspire an appreciation of fitness and to build habits that lead to a lifetime of health.  The girls participated in a Girls on the Run 5k event on November 11 in Iowa City.  This celebratory, non-competitive event is the culminating experience of the curriculum. Crossing the finish line is a defining moment when the girls realize that even the seemingly impossible IS possible.

 

Practices are led by volunteer, trained coaches, who have all successfully completed a background check.

Be watching next Fall for your your 3rd- 5th grade girl to be part of this amazing program!

 

 
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 November 7 for the first meeting to learn about Ocean Engineering before designing their own submersibles later this month.

 

The 27 participants defined submersibles, what would be valuable components of one, and learned the importance of researching the ocean bottom. Students were excited to think about the value of video cameras, motors, collection tools and sensors on submersibles. They defined topography and used a model sounding stick and ocean bottom to make their own topography maps.

 

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 November 21 at 4:30 p.m. to showcase what the students have learned and built in the “Taking the Plunge” sessions. Any community member is welcome to come learn more from these students and see their submersibles in action.

 

 

“Taking the Plunge” is being taught by Janet Conrad with assistants Julie M and Nayeli H with support from Washington County Extension & Outreach.

 

The STEM Club for November is 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.

 
4-H STEM Club Conducts Final Parachute Drops at Project Showcase PDF Print E-mail

29 STEM Club students with their family and friends gathered on the Lincoln Elementary lawn for the STEM Club Project Showcase on October 17. This club met three times afterschool in October to learn more about aerospace engineering while going through Engineer Design Process testing canopy size, material, shape.

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.

 

 

The November STEM Club session is 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. More pictures are available on “Washington County 4-H – Iowa” on Facebook.

 
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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