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Register now for 4-H Stem Club

Jan 04, 2018

WASHINGTON—The 4-H After School STEM Club is now taking registrations for the February and March Sessions.

This science club is open to all students in 3rd-5th grade. Washington County Extension & 4-H and Lincoln Elementary are partnering together with a sponsorship from Bazooka Farmstar and Premier 1 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.

The February session is schedule for February 6, 20, and 27 and titled “A Long Way Down” taught by Liz Goodwin and Amy Green. Students think as bioengineers to design model membranes. They will learn how membranes function and how technology and science can make membranes solves problems for living organisms.

The March session will run March 5, 19, and 26. It is called “Robots on Parade” and will be taught by Liz Goodwin. Students will learn basic computer coding and algorithems to program simple Bee Bots to complete special paths. They will also use programming apps to work with Dot and Dash robots.

Registrations accepted on a first come, first serve basis until January 26 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.

Teaching assistants are being hired. Contact the Washington County Extension Office if interested in this position. Parent volunteers are also needed and welcomed.

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 amygreen@iastate.edu, with any questions about this STEM Club or how to get involved with other youth science activities.



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