Posted by: ccenys4h | May 15, 2012

Announcing the 2012 National Science Experiment!

From: 4-H National Youth Science Day [mailto:4HNYSD@4-H.org]
Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 1:59 PM
To: Adam Davis
Subject: Announcing the 2012 National Science Experiment!

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2012 NYSD

Get ready to take the 4-H Eco-Bot Challenge!

4-H National Headquarters and National 4-H Council are pleased to reveal the 2012 National Science Experiment for 4-H National Youth Science Day. The 4-H Eco-Bot Challenge will introduce youth to engineering concepts as they program a self-directed robot to clean up a simulated environmental spill.

Developed by The Ohio State University and Ohio State Extension, this unique experiment will engage young people in finding a solution to an environmental challenge, using engineering design skills.

The experiment will test their ability to:

  • Build an autonomous robot using household materials
  • Design and construct a programmed environment for a working robot
  • Develop a hypothesis and carry out a test
  • Collaborate and offer modifications to produce an optimized solution
  • Generate links among engineering, technology, science, math and society

This annual youth science event will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, and will bring 4-H’ers together from all around the nation to complete this single, innovative experiment.

Participation in 4-H National Youth Science Day is meant to help spark an early passion for science, engineering and math and to encourage young people to consider these paths of study and future careers.

To visit the new 4-H NYSD website and download the 2012 Youth and Facilitator Guides as well as other key resources, visit www.4-H.org/NYSD.

National 4-H Council thanks our generous donors, Lockheed Martin, Toyota, Donaldson Filtration Solutions and John Deere, for their sponsorship of the 2012 National Science Experiment and 4-H Science initiatives.

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