Hands-on Science and Math
Youth in grades 4-8
Funtivities is a project designed for use in nonformal education settings with a focus on:
Youth Activity Guide Level One for grades 4-5 provides 16 experiential activities related to electricity, magnets, air pressure, and mathematics.
Youth Activity Guide Level Two provides 16 experiential activities related to electricity, magnets, friction, density, chemistry, and math.
An accompanying Helpers Guide includes information on youth development, experiential learning, gender equity, and background on each science and math concept.
Funtivities is part of the project, Linking Girls and their Technological Futures thorugh Informal Science funded by the National Science Foundation. Partners in the project are the ISU Program for Women in Science and Engineering, Moingona Girl Scout Council, ISU E-SET Initiative, and the Boddy Media Group.
Funtivities can be ordered from Extension Distribution Center, 119 Kooser Drive, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011; phone 515-294-5247; or E-mail email@example.com. Order 4H-952 for Youth Activity Guide Level One. Order 4H-953 for Youth Activity Guide Level Two. Order 4H-952LDR for the Level One helper guide. Order 4H-953LDR for Level Two helper guide. There are at least 3 Funtivities kits located in each of the 5 extension areas. Contact your local county extension office or the E-SET office to get information on reserving a kit for check-out.