4-H National Youth Science Day

Get ready to take the 4-H Eco-Bot Challenge!

4-H National Headquarters and National 4-H Council are pleased to reveal the 2012 National Science Experiment for 4-H National Youth Science Day. The 4-H Eco-Bot Challenge will introduce youth to engineering concepts as the program a self-directed robot to clean up a simulated environmental spill.

Developed by the Ohio State University and Ohio State Extension, this unique experiment will engage young people in finding a solution to an environmental challenge, using engineering design skills.The experiment will test their ability to build an autonomous robot using household materials, design and construct a programmed environment for a working robot, develop a hypothesis and carry out a test, as well as collaborate and offer modifications to produce an optimized solution, generate links among engineering, technology, science, math, and society.

This annual youth science event will be held on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 and will bring 4-H’ers together from all around the nation to complete this single, innovation experiment.

Participation in 4-H National Youth Science Day is meant to help spark an early passion for science, engineering and math. To encourage young people to consider these paths of study and future careers.

To visit the new National Youth Science Day website and download the 2012 Youth and Facilitator Guides as well as other key resources visit www.4-H.org/NYSD.

National 4-H Council thanks our generous donors, Lockheed Martin, Toyota, Donaldson Filtration Solutions and John Deere for their sponsorship of the 2012 National Science Experiment and 4-H Science initiatives.

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