National 4-H Youth Science Day

4-H National Youth Science Day

On October 10, 2012, millions of young people across the nation will become scientists for the day during the fifth annual 4-H National Youth Science Day (NYSD). NYSD is the premier national rallying event for year-round 4-H Science programming, bringing together youth, volunteers and educators from the nation’s 111 land-grant colleges and universities to simultaneously complete the National Science Experiment.

The 2014 National Science Experiment will explore the field of aerospace engineering. The University of Arizona developed the 2014 National Science Experiment: Rockets to the Rescue!  National Youth Science Day will take place on October 8, 2014.

This year, youth will be tasked with the same mission: in light of the recent natural disasters such as Typhoon Hayian, National 4-H Council is asking youth to design and build an aerodynamic food transportation device that can deliver a payload of nutritious food to disaster relief victims. Youth will learn engineering concepts, develop math skills, learn about nutrition and help solve a relevant, global issue.

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Click here to view House Bill 1390 declaring October 8 as National Youth Science Day.

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To go along with this event is offering eight great experiments that can be done as a club or as an afterschool group.  Check them out below!


Other Great Science Experiments!


Build A Bug


Water Cycle Drama


A Drop in the Bucket


Microinvertibrates Mix-n-Match


Skittles Pollution Graph


It Takes Dirt to Get Clean water


Mini Water Cycle


Weathering and Erosion