4‑H NYSD 2016

On October 5, 2016, youth from 4‑H clubs, groups, and school programs across the country will participate in Drone Discovery, the 4‑H NYSD 2016 Engineering Design Challenge.

About NYSD

Drone Discovery was developed by Cornell University Cooperative Extension. It’s a hands-on engineering design challenge that explores the science behind drones and how they are being used to solve real world problems. Youth will learn everything from flight dynamics and aircraft types, to safety and regulations, to remote sensing and flight control.

Challenge kits, which include everything you need to complete Drone Discovery, are available at the 4‑H Mall.

Materials for the Drone Discovery Challenge, including the youth and facilitator guides, are available for download. Read the 4‑H NYSD 2016 press release.

Order the 4‑H NYSD Kit

Highlights from NYSD 2015

Motion Commontion was the 4‑H NYSD 2015 National Science Experiment. Developed by Oregon State University, Motion Commotion taught youth about physics, safe driving and the dynamics of motion and speed.

Youth & Facilitator Guides

A step-by-step resource for youth to guide them through the science challenge.

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A step-by-step resource to assist adults leading teams of youth scientists.

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How-To Videos

It's time to decide how your drone will be used. This video will instruct you on how to work with your engineering team to choose your own adventure.

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With your engineering team, build a model drone that can help solve the challenge you created. This video will teach you how to fly your drone, and capture and review data.

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Translate your code into the Scratch programming language.

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Toolkit and Resources

A supplemental guide of tips and must-have's for facilitators.

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An overview of all marketing materials available for use including press release templates, social media instructions and more.

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Use the MIT Scratch website to complete the Code Copter activity. Be sure to click on the "See Inside" button to get started.

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Click2Science has provided a list of online activities and resources to further explore drones in your community.

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NYSD 2015 Event Map

On October 7, 2015, thousands of 4‑H youth from 4‑H clubs, groups, and school programs across the country participated in the Motion Commotion 4‑H National Youth Science Day experiment. Each pinpoint on the map represents a 2015 Motion Commotion event.

Past Experiments

4‑H National Youth Science Day is the premier national rallying event for year-round 4‑H Science programming, bringing together youth, volunteers and educators from all over the country to simultaneously complete the National Science Experiment.

Motion Commotion

Rockets to the Rescue

Maps and Apps

Eco-Bot Challenge

Wired for Wind

4‑H2O

Biofuel Blast

Helpful Hydrogels

Flyer

An 8.5"x11" printable flyer for color or greyscale printing, with an optional editable space to promote your own event. This can be displayed on bulletin boards, in classrooms and as a take-home hand-out.

Flyer

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Art Files

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Half-page Print Ads

A one-column advertisement with an optional editable space to promote your own event. This can be placed in newsletters or local newspapers, by asking for free "public service announcement" space when regular ad spaces go unsold.

Half-page Print Ad

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Art Files

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Quarter-page Print Ads

A two-column advertisement with an optional editable space to promote your own event. This can be placed in newsletters or local newspapers, by asking for free "public service announcement" space when regular ad spaces go unsold.

Quarter-page Print Ad

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Art Files

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Bookmarks

There are four bookmarks per page that can be printed in color or greyscale, then easily cut, as a hand-out to promote the event. The bookmarks have an optional editable space and can be distributed in libraries, schools, or as hand-outs to parents.

Bookmarks

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Art Files

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Display Ads

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Facebook

Facebook Ads

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Facebook Art Files

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Instagram

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Twitter

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YouTube

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Email

Header and Footer

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Click2Science

For this year’s National Youth Science Day experiment, Click2Science has partnered with National 4‑H to offer new resources to deepen the learning experience of Drone Discovery.

One of those resources is a training webinar for facilitators and volunteers who will be working with youth to conduct the experiment. The webinar will be held on August 24, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. ET. The goal is to provide facilitators and volunteers with the resources they need to more confidently guide youth in this year’s experiment. This webinar will go beyond how to do the experiment, and help create a deeper and more impactful learning experience for youth when facilitating the NYSD experiment.

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The Click2Science webinar will be held on August 24, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. ET.

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4‑H NYSD: Drone Discovery

View this recorded webinar to learn all about this year's engineering challenge, Drone Discovery. The webinar will also feature innovative professional development training from Click2Science and all the information you'll need to successfully market 4‑H NYSD in your local community.

4‑H NYSD Drone Discovery and Click2Science Webinar

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Click2Science Trainer Guide for 4‑H NYSD Drone Discovery

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Drone Safety & Regulations FAQ

Q: Does this NYSD challenge or kit involve the use of real drones?
A: No. Drone Discovery simulates the experience of working with a real drone by providing a hands-on educational challenge that teaches youth about the basics of flight, remote sensing and real-world uses of drones.

Q: Do any federal or local drone laws and regulations apply to the contents of the science kit?
A: No. The science kit contains unpowered foam gliders and plastic propcopters that simulate a drone experience. Everything in this kit can be safely operated indoors or outdoors.

Q: Will students have the opportunity to learn about drone safety and regulations during this science challenge?
A: Yes. Students and facilitators will learn about safety and regulation issues associated with drones throughout the course of the challenge. They can also visit the FAA guidelines links on page 10 of the youth guide, and noted below, so that they can learn about the regulations when flying a real drone.
www.KnowBeforeYouFly.org
www.faa.gov/uas/model_aircraft