4-H Camp: STEM

Explore STEM activities in computer science, archeology, astronomy, and more.

About the Activities

Try these three hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to learn problem solving, creative and critical thinking, and inspire kids to think about how science and technology impacts our everyday lives. Learn how to code a computer game about clovers, practice digging for artifacts, and design your own constellation on a starry night.

 

Topics: Computer Science, STEM
Grades:
 3-12

 

Brought to you by Utah State University Extension and Microsoft

4-H mentor works with 4-H kids on coding activity for Virutal 4-H Camp
4-H kid explores archaeology at Virtual 4-H Camp
4-H kid views stars for Astronomy activity at Virtual 4-H Camp
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Camp Memories

“The comradery that formed between cabin mates was special…I still talk to several girls I met at camp nearly 20 years ago. Lifelong impressions, for sure.” - Tegan, Florida 4-H Alumni

 

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Shop 4-H Curriculum and Products

Shop4-H.org offers university-backed curriculum, educational kits, products and supplies to expand your knowledge of computers, engineering and more.

Computer Science and Programming curriculum from Shop 4-H

Discovering Computer Science Level 1

Grades: 6-8

 

Learn the fundamentals of computer programming with this fun beginner's guide to Scratch, a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. Youth walk through engaging activities and tutorials in this pdf workbook.

$10.95

Circuits and Electrical Engineering curriculum from Shop 4-H

Explore a Power Park Book 1: Paper Circuits

Grades: 3-12

 

Using LED's and conductive tape, young engineers can learn the ins and outs of electric circuits with this activity, which include short tutorials and background information that accompany puzzles and challenges.

$4.95

Wind Power activity from Shop 4-H

Wind Lift Activity

Grades: K-12

 

Harness the power of the wind with this activity that takes youth inside energy, mechanical advantage, torque, work, and other scientific concepts. The kit includes all the materials you need to build a wind lift, including a reamer tool.

$8.95

Super Wiggle Bot robotics activity from Shop 4-H

4-H Super Wiggle Bot

Grades: K-12

 

Wiggle-Bots are motorized contraptions designed and built entirely by kids. Watch eyes widen as wires are connected and Wiggle-Bots start to move. See how understanding and design evolves through experimentation and tinkering. Stretch youths’ STEM skills with this activity.

$9.50

Build a Boat engineering design activity from Shop 4-H

Build-A-Boat Activity

Grades: K-12, Youth 12 and under require adult supervision.

 

Dive deep into this boat-building activity to explore concepts such as buoyancy and power. In this activity using everyday supplies, youths design an electric motorboat. Create unique propellers by changing blade shape, angle and number.

$9.95

hydraulic claw engineering activity from Shop 4-H

Hydraulic Claw Activity

Grades: K-12, Youth 12 and under require adult supervision.

 

Make your own arcade at home! Design and build a hydraulic claw that works just like the games in an arcade. Move the upper cylinder and watch your claw open and close below.

$9.95

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