What is National 4-H Youth Science Day?
4-H National Youth Science Day (NYSD) is the world’s largest youth-led science experiment. Every year thousands of youth take part in the National Science Challenge focusing on important STEM topics and issues. NYSD takes place during National 4-H Week (October 1-7, 2017).
What is the experiment this year?
The 2017 4-H National Youth Science Day challenge is called Incredible Wearables. The Incredible Wearables experiment is a fun way for youth to build wearable fitness trackers. The 70 to 90-minute hands-on project is suitable for 4th to 12th graders.
Check out a video about the Incredible Wearables experiment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E588sR-UeyM
How do I participate?
You can participate in three different ways:
- Attend the countywide NYSD event co-hosted by Dane County 4-H Youth Development & Wisconsin National Guard Child & Youth program.
- Your club can host a local NYSD event. Find a time and place in your community to do the experiment as a club during National 4-H Week. You can even open it up to the public to promote your 4-H club and recruit new members!
- Guides and resources for planning your own event are available on the National 4-H Youth Science Day website.
- Youth leaders can help teach and lead the experiment. If you are in grades 9-12, we could use your help as a NYSD facilitator. You can take a leadership role in running the October 5th countywide NYSD event or a local club NYSD experiment.
How do I get the materials to do the experiment?
If your club wants to host a NYSD event, you can purchase kits from 4-H Mall or you can check out kits that have been purchased by the Dane County 4-H Leaders Association. A SignUp Genius form is being used to manage kit check out: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044fa9af2eaaf94-national
Contact Brianna Stapleton Welch, 4-H Youth Development Educator, Dane County UW-Extension
(608) 224-3702; firstname.lastname@example.org