4-H Summer of Discovery Week 9: Space

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    4-H Summer of Discovery Week 9: Space

     

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    Discover Space! Space, the final frontier.  These are the voyages of the starship Utah County 4-H.  You don’t need to be a Trekkie or a Star Wars fan to enjoy this week of learning as you discover all about space.  Each Discover 4-H curriculum provides hours of fun as you explore astronomy, learn about aerodynamics and flight.  In addition, 4-H Online Fair Exhibition ideas are identified with each weekly theme. Try something new and see if you find a SPARK!

     

    Discover 4-H Curriculums 

    Discover Edible Science

    • Use balloons to explore the big bang theory
    • Learn about astronomy
    • Learn about mapping stars , planets, and constellations
    • Learn about how stars have influenced various cultures and traditions
    • Learn about binoculars and telescopes
    • Design your own mission to space
    • Learn about light pollution
    • Hold a star party

     

    Discover Aerodynamics

    •  Learn about aerodynamics
    • Make a balsa wood plane 
    • Make an airfoil
    • Make a foam glider and deliver a payload
    • Make a custom glider
    • Use computers to design an airplane

     

    Discover Astronomy

    •  Learn about key figures in astronomy history
    • Learn all about the moon
    • Make a moon in a box
    • Learn about moon phases and rotations
    • Learn about the solar system
    • Make a string and bead solar system
    • Learn about stars, galaxies, and other celestial objects
    • Make a pinhole sun viewer
    • Learn about constellations and star gazing
    • Assemble a sky wheel
    • Make 3D constellations
    • Learn about telescopes
    • Build your own telescope
    • Explore the hubble space telescope

    Discover Flight Clubs

    • Make your own kite
    • Learn about buoyancy 
    • Make aluminum foil boats
    • Make bag balloons
    • Learn about the physics of flight
    • Make a balloon in a bottle
    • Make bernoulli balloons
    • Create an airfoil
    • Experiment with o-wing gliders
    • Have a paper airplane competition
    • Learn about jets and thrust
    • Make a balloon rocket
    • Learn about helicopters and make one out of popsicle sticks

     

    Discover Flight School

    • Learn about orbital mechanics
    • Make paper rockets
    • Learn about Newtons laws
    • Learn about the Coanda Effect
    • Learn the principles of lift
    • Make a parachute
    • Learn about air density
    • Make a balloon blimp
    • Learn about hovercrafts and make a mini hovercraft
    • Learn about helicopters and thrust
    • Do an egg drop
    • Do an egg launch

     

    Discover Mission to Mars

    • Learn all about mars
    • Take a simulated expedition to mars
    • Learn about what astronauts eat and make your own astronaut pudding
    • Learn about growing plants in space
    • Learn about the scientific process
    • Learn about exercising in space

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    4-H Fair Projects and Contests

    Looking for a Fair project? Try something new by checking out the following Divisions and Classes where you can submit a Space Fair project.

    Click HERE for more 4-H Indoor Exhibit Information.

    Division B: Communications and Expressive Arts:

    • CLASS BA – COMMUNICATION ARTS

    Division D: Environmental Education and Earth Sciences: 

    • CLASS D – ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AND EARTH SCIENCES

    Division F - Personal Development and Leadership:

    • CLASS F – PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT AND LEADERSHIP
    • CLASS FA – 4-H PROMOTION
    • CLASS FD – CLOVERBUDS (Grades K-2)

    Division H - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

    • CLASS HA – SCIENCE
    • HCA - AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
    • CLASS HDA – ASTRONOMY
    • CLASS HF – MAKER

     

    4-H Contests (Some contests may be finished for the 4-H Year):

    • 4-H Demonstrations
    • Prepared Public Speaking
    • Impromptu Public Speaking
    • 4-H Portfolios and Resumes

     

     

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    Looking for even more ways to have fun this summer? Check out the activity kits we have available! Pickup days are Monday and Friday at the 4-H Office. Reserve yours today!