Code Your World
This October, 4‑H and Google will launch an exciting National Youth Science Day challenge, Code Your World, inviting kids to get involved in computer science (CS) through hands-on doing. The national NYSD celebration kicks off October 1, and coding events can take place all throughout October.
Easier than ever to facilitate, Code Your World is a four-part challenge that teaches kids ages 8-14 to apply CS to the world around them through hands-on activities. Developed by Google and West Virginia University Extension Service, it includes a computer-based activity on Google’s CS First platform and three unplugged activities that bring coding to life through games and interaction.
Purchase your Code Your World kit below to get ready for National Youth Science Day.
What to Expect with NYSD
Code Your World is easy for volunteers, parents, and clubs with or without computer science experience to facilitate. The accompanying kit includes clear instructions for facilitators and offers both low and no-tech options for events without Internet access.
This year’s activity will not only teach computer science to kids, but also build confidence and teach skills relevant across fields from agriculture to technology to the arts.
Check out the 2018 National Youth Science Day how-to video to learn more about this year’s Code Your World challenge.
National Youth Science Day
National Youth Science Day (NYSD) provides access and opportunity for kids to learn about STEM topics (science, technology, engineering and math) by participating in a hands-on STEM challenge.
For the past ten years, 4‑H has developed hands-on challenges that shows kids how STEM skills can be applied to the world around them. This fall, we expect to reach more than 150,000 kids at thousands of events across all 50 states through NYSD.
4‑H will hold NYSD events throughout the month of October in classrooms, clubs, homes and after-school spaces across the country. Check out a preview of this year’s Code Your World challenge and find out how you can get involved!
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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.