National 4-H Youth Science Day

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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.

In this year's experiment, 4-H Maps & Apps, young people will become geospatial thinkers as they design and map their ideal park, use GIS mapping to solve community problems and contribute data about their community to the United State Geological Survey (USGS).

To learn more about 4-H National Youth Science Day, how you can participate locally or to download program materials, go to

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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