Put those building bricks and recyclables lying around the house to good use, get techy on your computer or tablet, or explore your backyard or neighborhood with DuPage, Kane and Kendall County 4-H’s free At-Home STEM Challenges.
“These weekly challenges encourage youth to use science, technology, engineering or math to explore the world around them,” says Amy Henschen, 4-H Youth Development Educator. “We provide the guidance and resources, and kids provide the imagination! By participating, youth will gain important skills like planning, problem-solving, observation, and record-keeping, all while having fun.”
Challenges can be found at go.illinois.edu/stem4Hdkk. Topics include: stop-motion animation, bird identification, computer coding, paper roller coasters, junk drawer mechanics, plant observation, Rube Goldberg machines, bridge building, 3-D printing design, and food science.
“These activities are designed to do at your family’s own pace, and they can be mixed and matched,” Henschen says. “They are a great opportunity for kids or teens to explore their interests or discover something new.”
To learn more or check out each challenge, visit http://go.illinois.edu/stem4Hdkk.
If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact the local 4-H STEM team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your access needs.