Nebraska Extension in Lincoln, Logan & McPherson Counties

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All 4-H members in Lincoln County who are Seniors & will be graduating in 2022 are encouraged to apply!

Items that must be completed are the Lincoln County 4-H Council Scholarship Form & the 4-H Achievement Application (https://4h.unl.edu/achievement-application). If you are applying for State Level awards or scholarships I need the full application found at the above link filled out and returned by October 22.

Upon completion of a School Enrichment Project lead by staff from the Lincoln-Logan-McPherson County Extension Office, we encourage you to create an exhibit about what your class learned for the 2022 County Fair. Below is a section out of our Fairbook listing the requirement for these exhibits. Feel free to reach out to extension staff with any questions about how to enter for fair: Kate Marshall kate.marshall@unl.edu or Amber Willard amber.willard@unl.edu.

Ages: 4th-6th Grades

Cost: $5.00 per classroom

Adapted from the 4-H curriculum "Reading Makes Cents," students take a deeper dive into their financial understanding and education. The lessons engage youth with stories, hands-on activities, and practical application. Topics covered are: History of Money, Managing Money, Earning Money, Spending & Saving Money, and Checks & Consumer Sense.

(*Five 45 minute sessions.)

Ages: 4th-6th Grades

Cost: $10.00 per classroom (for all sessions)

Galactic Quest explores the history of humans in space, the technology and resources needed for missions, and the obstacles humans encounter in orbit. Activities explore important STEM topics ranging from physics and engineering to computer science and space agriculture. Kids learn foundational STEM skills while they wrestle with the same questions as today’s top aerospace scientists and engineers!

(*Four 45-60 minute sessions.)

Ages: 3rd-5th Grades

Cost: $10.00 per classroom (for all sessions)

In our everyday lives, robots are around us performing all sorts of tasks. In this series, youth will learn about the many types of tasks that robots perform, how they make human lives more efficient or safer, and what motivates new designs.Youth will explore the building blocks of robots through various hands-on activities.

Sessions include:

Bot or Not Spaghetti Engineering SEMOR Draws (Simple Electric Motor Operated Robot) Taste Mapping Sensor

(*Three 45 minute sessions.)

Ages: 1st-2nd Grades

Cost: $5.00 per classroom

Youth will learn the concept of a life cycle, and understand its importance to agriculture by recreating the various stages of growth and development of a pumpkin through hands-on activities.

(*One 45 minute session.)



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