2014 4-H National Youth Science Day Preview

With less the one week remaining, anticipation is rising for the 2014 4-H National Youth Science Day, taking place October 8, 2014. The seventh annual science event explores the ins and outs of aerospace engineering with the 2014 National Science Experiment, Rockets to the Rescue!

To get you prepped for this exciting 4-H event, here is what you need to know about this year's 4-H NYSD!

The Experiment

Developed by the University of Arizona, this year's experiment offers valuable lessons in engineering concepts, nutrition and disaster relief. Youth are tasked with one mission: design and build an aerodynamic food transportation device that can deliver a payload of nutritious food to disaster victims. In light of recent natural disasters such as Typhoon Haiyan, this is a unique opportunity for youth to learn how to solve a global issue.

The Kit

The 2014 NYSD kit provides the tools necessary to make the Rockets to the Rescue experiment happen. Youth will be equipped with specific materials needed to build a rocket, rocket launcher and food transportation device. The kit includes rubber bands, cotton balls, safety goggles, and PVC pipes among other items.

2014 NYSD Kit

4-H NYSD Perks

This year, there are a number of benefits to taking part in this year's highly celebrated science event for youth. If you are a science teacher, you have the opportunity to win big. In partnership with Lockheed Martin, National 4-H Council announced the Teachers Bringing Science to Life contest. From now through November 3, teachers who register for 4-H NYSD will be entered to win $1,000 and a STEM classroom makeover. 

4-H NYSD Promotion

All participants of 4-H NYSD will have the chance to see their local event featured nationally by 4-H. Simply use the hashtag #4HNYSD on your photographs, posts and Instagram videos (no more than 15 seconds long) and your local event could be chosen to take center stage on 4-H national social media channels and website.

NYSD and Beyond

Council is collaborating with some of the leading organizations and corporations in STEM learning. From the Smithsonian to Autodesk and NBC Learn, resources have been made available for youth and adults to continue learning and teaching space exploration, rocketry and STEM beyond 4-H NYSD. 

Launch Your Event

From Aviano, Italy to Hilo, Hawaii, youth across the globe are preparing to launch their local 4-H NSYD events. Clubs, school and groups are encouraged to take advantage of the promotional toolkit to help bring visibility to their local events.

Join the rocketry exploration and fun on October 8, 2014, as youth around the world get ready to send Rockets to the Rescue!

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