National Youth Science Day (NYSD)
4-H is dedicated to providing the hands-on experience in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) to give kids the life skills they need to succeed today and the career readiness to succeed tomorrow. Programs like 4-H NYSD offer youth an opportunity to learn about science in a fun way and spark their interest in all areas of Science Engineering and Technology. 4-H National Youth Science Day started in 2008 and is a day dedicated to engaging kids with science through a hands-on science experiment and held annually on the Wednesday of National 4-H Week in October.
2018 National 4-H Youth Science Day Experiment- Code Your World
This October, 4‑H and Google will launch an exciting National Youth Science Day challenge, Code Your World, which invites kids to get involved in computer science through hands-on doing.
Code Your World is a four-part computer science (CS) challenge that teaches kids 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.
Code Your World uses games and hands-on fun to teach kids important CS and computational thinking concepts, and is perfect for first-time and beginner coders ages 8-14. https://4-h.org/parents/national-youth-science-day/#!about-nysd
A look back over the last 10 years!
- 2008 – Helpful Hydrogels
- 2009 - Biofuel Blast
- 2010 - 4-H2O
- 2011 - Wired for Wind
- 2012 – Ecobot Challenge
- 2013 – Maps & Apps (GIS)
- 2014 – Rockets to the Rescue
- 2015 – Motion Commotion (Physics and Distractive Driving)
- 2016 –Drone Discovery
- 2017 Incredible Wearables
To order your 2018 Code Your World kit visit http://shop4-h.org/ or contact your local 4-H Educator to borrow the 2018 kit or any of the other kits from the last 10 years. *Supply Resources for older kits.