4-H National Youth Science Day

4-H National Youth Science Day

October 1, 2019 (other days in October can be scheduled)

Website: https://4-h.org/parents/national-youth-science-day/

Overview of Game Changers

This October, 4‑H will launch the 2019 National Youth Science Day (NYSD) challenge, Game Changers. Designed by Google and West Virginia Extension service, Game Changers teaches kids ages 8-14 how to use computer science (CS) to create games, solve problems and engage with topics they’re passionate about.

Game Changers uses physical activity and puzzles to teach kids important CS concepts and problem-solving skills, creating real-world connections between computer science and civic engagement, healthy living and agriculture. Although the challenge includes one computer-based and two unplugged activities to help kids learn CS, all can be completed without internet access.

New to NYSD? Game Changers is easier than ever to facilitate and teachers and facilitators don’t need any prior experience with computer science or coding to bring the activity to their students.

NYSD kits will go on sale in July.

Promotional Blurb:

Be a game changer!  Join Iowa 4-H as we learn more about computer science through games and a variety of fun, hands-on activities.  Learn how computer science can be used to not only  create games – but also solve problems and help change the world! No computer science experience needed. 

Promotional National Youth Science Day Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayVu70J_GbI&feature=youtu.be

Social Media Hashtags: #4HNYSD #IA4HNYSD

Watch for more information from your local ISU Extension & Outreach Office. Click here to locate your county office.

Additional questions? Email sdnelson@iastate.edu

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