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Animal Robot -- STEM Club Activity
4-H STEM clubs can accept the challenge to design, build, program, test, and share a robot that can imitate an animal.

Youth-serving organizations in Iowa are encouraged to contact their local Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county office to explore partnership opportunities in administering this program.

Additional information is available on the Iowa 4-H Robotics Clubs webpage.
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Farming Robot -- STEM Club Activity
4-H STEM Clubs can accept the challenge is to design, build, program, test, and share a robot that can plant seeds in an egg carton. You might also work within your club to each plant a different kind of plant and have a whole garden.

Youth-serving organizations in Iowa are encouraged to contact their local Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county office to explore partnership opportunities in administering this program.

Additional information is available on the Iowa 4-H Robotics Clubs webpage.
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Crystal Growing -- InventSTEM Club Activity
Do you ever wonder how crystals are made? With some hot water and borax powder, we can grow and explore the process of how crystals form.

Youth-serving organizations in Iowa are encouraged to contact their local Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county office to explore partnership opportunities in administering this program.

Additional information is available on the InventSTEM webpage.
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Light and Sound -- InventSTEM Club Activity
Dancing to music is a great way to let out energy! Did you know that light and sound are also ways to express energy? Let’s explore the relationship between light and sound with good vibrations by creating our own music and light show.

Youth-serving organizations in Iowa are encouraged to contact their local Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county office to explore partnership opportunities in administering this program.

Additional information is available on the InventSTEM webpage.
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Magnetic Levitation -- InventSTEM Club Activity
Is it magic or magnets? We will explore how motion, stability, and force interact with each other by creating our own magnetic levitation device with an emphasis on design.

Youth-serving organizations in Iowa are encouraged to contact their local Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county office to explore partnership opportunities in administering this program.

Additional information is available on the InventSTEM webpage.
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Drawing Robot -- STEM Club Activity
Your challenge is to design, build, program, test, and share a robot that can draw a card for a friend on paper using a marker. You might also work within your club to draw a large poster you could display in your club meeting room.

Youth-serving organizations in Iowa are encouraged to contact their local Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county office to explore partnership opportunities in administering this program.

Additional information is available on the Iowa 4-H Robotics Clubs webpage.
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Full of Beans: Henry Ford Grows a Car -- Bookmark STEM (Unit=25)
Bookmark STEM bookmark to use as a companion with the book "Full of Beans: Henry Ford Grows a Car," by Peggy Thomas. Includes directions to enjoy reading the book together. Prompts for before, during and after the reading experience. Next, do a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) challenge!

These bookmarks could be placed into a book and given away at an educational or promotional event, used to support youth learning by reading the chosen book and doing the accompanying STEM activity, or placed into an activity materials bag and supported with an online learning experience.
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Technology Trap -- Vibrant Clubs
Introduce 4-H members to the importance of decreasing the amount of time we spend in front of a screen.

Help your club learn about screen time and the impacts it has on our lives. Play a game to test your knowledge about screen time, and then make your own "technology traps" to hold your tech to the side from time to time.
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Dancing Singing Robot -- STEM Club Activity
During this challenge, you will be asked to design, build, program, test, and share a robot that makes music and dances along. You might work within your club to compose an entire song and dance routine with all your robots working together, just like Shimon’s band.
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Super U -- On the Go Lesson
Through a story, we will learn that Captain Magma has three superpowers. He is really strong, has lava vision, and a friendly personality, but he wishes he could fly. Since Captain Magma can’t fly, our challenge is to use the supplies provided and a variety of household items to build a zip line to help him reach the villain’s hideaway, stop their evil plan, and save the day. Use the Engineering Design Process to design and build a zip line that can move Captain Magma at least three feet.

These To Go Lessons can be used to create a "grab and go" style activity with supplies included. Add your local contact information, print, and cut each sheet in half. The left side can be used on the outside of the paper bag or box to identify the activity, and the right side can be placed in the package as an instruction sheet.

Clover Kids lessons are designed for youth in grades K-3.

Youth-serving organizations in Iowa are encouraged to contact their local Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county office to explore partnership opportunities in administering this program.
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Take a Chance -- On the Go Lesson
Today, we are learning what it means to take a chance. A chance is the a possibility that something will happen. A possibility is something that can happen. As you are learning about chance, you will make predictions about what you think will happen during today’s activities.

These To Go Lessons can be used to create a "grab and go" style activity with supplies included. Add your local contact information, print, and cut each sheet in half. The left side can be used on the outside of the paper bag or box to identify the activity, and the right side can be placed in the package as an instruction sheet.

Clover Kids lessons are designed for youth in grades K-3.

Youth-serving organizations in Iowa are encouraged to contact their local Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county office to explore partnership opportunities in administering this program.
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Slippery Slopes -- On the Go Lesson
Today, we are exploring gravity by learning about a fun winter sport, skiing! Gravity is a natural force that causes things to fall towards the Earth. Gravity helps skiers travel down the ski slope at increasing speeds, but the skier needs to stay on their feet for gravity to work in their favor!

These To Go Lessons can be used to create a "grab and go" style activity with supplies included. Add your local contact information, print, and cut each sheet in half. The left side can be used on the outside of the paper bag or box to identify the activity, and the right side can be placed in the package as an instruction sheet.

Clover Kids lessons are designed for youth in grades K-3.

Youth-serving organizations in Iowa are encouraged to contact their local Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county office to explore partnership opportunities in administering this program.
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Inventory Robot -- STEM Club Activity
4-H STEM clubs can accept the challenge to design, build, program, test, and share a robot that can complete a step in the supply chain process.

Youth-serving organizations in Iowa are encouraged to contact their local Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county office to explore partnership opportunities in administering this program.

Additional information is available on the Iowa 4-H Robotics Clubs webpage.
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Cooking Robot -- STEM Club Activity
4-H STEM clubs can accept the challenge to design, build, program, test, and share a robot that can cook, prepare, or transport a meal.

Youth-serving organizations in Iowa are encouraged to contact their local Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county office to explore partnership opportunities in administering this program.

Additional information is available on the Iowa 4-H Robotics Clubs webpage.
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Around the House Virtual Scavenger Hunt -- Vibrant Clubs
A club introduction or brain break activity for clubs meeting virtually. Young people will look around their house for different items related to questions asked about STEM.
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Paper Circuits -- InventSTEM Club Activity
4-H STEM clubs can accept the challenge to create a low-voltage electronic circuit that uses copper tape, a battery, LEDs, and paper to learn about electrical circuits!

Youth-serving organizations in Iowa are encouraged to contact their local Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county office to explore partnership opportunities in administering this program.

Additional information is available on the Iowa 4-H Robotics Clubs webpage.
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Mathematical Art -- InventSTEM Club Activity
Curve stitching is a geometric form of craft where we make curves out of straight lines. In math, this is known as line design. STEM clubs can learn how curved lines and straight lines are related while exploring symmetry and dimension through art and geometry.

Youth-serving organizations in Iowa are encouraged to contact their local Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county office to explore partnership opportunities in administering this program.

Additional information is available on the InventSTEM webpage.
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Solar Light -- InventSTEM Club Activity
4-H STEM clubs can explore the solar lights and design new ways to use them! Take part in this engaging, hands-on activity to learn more about STEM and solar energy!

Youth-serving organizations in Iowa are encouraged to contact their local Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county office to explore partnership opportunities in administering this program.

Additional information is available on the InventSTEM webpage.
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Mission: Return To Mars
This day camp is a great way to launch your STEM learning. Join us to learn about Mars, NASA, and STEM concepts by training like an astronaut and going on a mission to Mars! This program will introduce young people to core space concepts, and give them an opportunity to problem solve and think critically. Appropriate for grades 3-5.

Lessons include:
  • Introduction to STEM and Space Careers
  • Introduction to Coding
  • Introduction to Robotics
  • Return to Mars
Youth-serving organizations in Iowa are encouraged to contact their local Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county office to explore partnership opportunities in administering this program.
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Navigation Robot -- STEM Club Activity
4-H STEM clubs can accept the challenge to design, build, program, test, and share a robot that can autonomously (without a driver controlling it) explore a room, either in your home or your 4-H club’s meeting space.

Youth-serving organizations in Iowa are encouraged to contact their local Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county office to explore partnership opportunities in administering this program.

Additional information is available on the Iowa 4-H Robotics Clubs webpage.
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Straw Rocket -- On the Go Lesson
Create a paper rocket that can be launched from a drinking straw – then, modify the design to see if you can make the rocket even fly farther!

These To Go Lessons can be used to create a "grab and go" style activity with supplies included. Add your local contact information, print, and cut each sheet in half. The left side can be used on the outside of the paper bag or box to identify the activity, and the right side can be placed in the package as an instruction sheet.

Youth-serving organizations in Iowa are encouraged to contact their local Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county office to explore partnership opportunities in administering this program.
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4-H Virtual Learning Cue Cards - Science and Engineering Practices
These virtual learning cue cards provide an overview of science and engineering process skills. The set also includes the Experiential Learning Model steps: do, reflect, apply. The 4-H virtual learning cue cards are a great way to support distance learning. The cue cards can be used in multiple ways.

First, they can be held up during virtual learning to help keep youth on task. We recommend holding them up close to the camera and reading the words aloud. The back of the cue card offers suggestions for the educator that include question prompts.

Alternatively, these cue cards can be used to help reflect on your use of the experiential learning model. They can be used to not only help you plan – but also to reflect on which steps of the model you are using or not using. We suggest that after completing your online event, check to see which cards were used. Then use that information to make potential changes to your next virtual experience.
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Moon to Mars -- On the Go Lesson
"Code" your own Moon 2 Mars voyage! Pick a starting point (Moon) and an endpoint (Mars) using landmarks around your home, like pieces of furniture. Use notecards to "code" the directions from one location to another.

These To Go Lessons can be used to create a "grab and go" style activity with supplies included. Add your local contact information, print, and cut each sheet in half. The left side can be used on the outside of the paper bag or box to identify the activity, and the right side can be placed in the package as an instruction sheet.

Youth-serving organizations in Iowa are encouraged to contact their local Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county office to explore partnership opportunities in administering this program.
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Geodesic Dome -- On the Go Lesson
Learn about geodesic domes, and make a structure out of marshmallows and toothpicks.

These To Go Lessons can be used to create a "grab and go" style activity with supplies included. Add your local contact information, print, and cut each sheet in half. The left side can be used on the outside of the paper bag or box to identify the activity, and the right side can be placed in the package as an instruction sheet.

Youth-serving organizations in Iowa are encouraged to contact their local Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county office to explore partnership opportunities in administering this program.
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Astronaut Lander -- On the Go Lesson
Moon landers heading to the moon can travel as fast as 24,000 miles per hour! These spacecrafts need to slow their speed before touching the surface in order to land safely. Today you will explore gravity, motion and forces to build a lander that will help your “astronauts” (marshmallows) safely land when dropped from a height of one foot.

These To Go Lessons can be used to create a "grab and go" style activity with supplies included. Add your local contact information, print, and cut each sheet in half. The left side can be used on the outside of the paper bag or box to identify the activity, and the right side can be placed in the package as an instruction sheet.

Youth-serving organizations in Iowa are encouraged to contact their local Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county office to explore partnership opportunities in administering this program.
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Cardboard Moon Rover -- On the Go Lesson
Rovers are moon cars that astronauts can use to drive across the surface of the moon. They use them to help carry supplies and explore. In this activity, you will build and test a prototype rubber band-powered rover. A prototype is the first model of an invention.

These To Go Lessons can be used to create a "grab and go" style activity with supplies included. Add your local contact information, print, and cut each sheet in half. The left side can be used on the outside of the paper bag or box to identify the activity, and the right side can be placed in the package as an instruction sheet.

Youth-serving organizations in Iowa are encouraged to contact their local Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county office to explore partnership opportunities in administering this program.
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On Target -- On the Go Lesson
The Artemis 3 mission will land the first woman and next man on the south pole of the Moon. The orbiting platform, Gateway, will allow us to land in almost any location we choose using an ascent/descent vehicle – the human landing system. It is important that it lands in just the right spot for the safety of the astronauts and the success of the mission. This engineering design activity will give you the opportunity to design your own model to land on a target.

These To Go Lessons can be used to create a "grab and go" style activity with supplies included. Add your local contact information, print, and cut each sheet in half. The left side can be used on the outside of the paper bag or box to identify the activity, and the right side can be placed in the package as an instruction sheet.

Youth-serving organizations in Iowa are encouraged to contact their local Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county office to explore partnership opportunities in administering this program.
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Engineering Design Process
Visual representation of the Engineering Design Process. Steps include: ask, imagine, plan, create, and improve.
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Consumer Management Project Area Guide
Use the consumer management project to get more bang for your buck! Find out how to use your money to get the things you want and need.
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Aerospace Project Area Guide
Do you want to learn about flight or space? It's all about moving through air and space in this project area. Whether you're flying kites, hot air balloons, airplanes, rockets, or reaching for the stars with astronomy, learn about our universe and what's beyond the Milky Way.
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Computer Science Project Area Guide
Get connected with hardware and software! Explore the digital side of life by building computers or learning how to use or program them for gaming, staying connected, solving problems, and building virtual networks.
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Mechanics Project Area Guide
The mechanics project area examines a range of fields linked to practical applications of power, energy, and electricity. Experience this technology firsthand while increasing technical and scientific literacy, communications, and decision-making skills.
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STEM Project Area Guide
This project area is designed to help you explore the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Science is a way for us to look at and work to understand the world around us.
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Woodworking Project Area Guide
Woodworking is a valuable skill for a hobby, household repairs, or even a career. Learn about the types of wood, uses for various kinds of wood, how to make connections and joints, safety tips, and exhibit ideas from the very simple to the impressive!
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STEM-Lit to Go! Iowa
STEM-Lit to Go! is an innovative program that supports the development of STEM and literacy skills for K-3 youth.

This program utilizes a unique instructional framework that integrates inquiry-based STEM activities and carefully selected children's literature. Through a variety of engaging topics including coding, space, and ice cream. Children explore key STEM concepts such as the engineering design process and how to plan and conduct investigations.

Each lesson provides youth with a hands-on STEM experience and multiple opportunities to read, write, speak and listen about that experience. This exciting research-based program is designed to support the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core English Language Arts Standards.

STEM-Lit to Go! has been successfully implemented in both out-of-school time settings and in K-3 classrooms. This complete curriculum can be purchased in full or as individual lessons. Please review our Introduction and enjoy a complimentary lesson, A Chair for Bear, below.

Youth-serving organizations in Iowa are encouraged to contact their local Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county office to explore partnership opportunities in administering this program. Additional information on this program is available on the STEM-Lit to Go! webpage.
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Complete Curriculum - All Lessons
$29.95
Introduction
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Lesson: A Chair for Bear
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Lesson: Blast Off 
$4.95
Lesson: Code Across Iowa
$4.95
Lesson: Hour at the Fair 
$4.95
Lesson: Marvelous Marshmallows
$4.95
Lesson: Munching Mysteries
$4.95
Lesson: Scream for Ice Cream
$4.95
Lesson: Sound All Around
$4.95
Lesson: Super Shapes
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Lesson: Take a Chance
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Lesson: Tricky Towers
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Lesson: Wonders of Nature
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Financial Literacy Lesson Plans - Grades K-5
This curriculum provides four lessons for each grade level, K-5 to address Iowa's financial literacy content standards. Most lessons use storybooks as the main activity, supplemented by activities to extend learning and to initiate discussions at home.
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Kindergarten
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1st Grade
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2nd Grade
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3rd Grade
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4th Grade
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5th Grade
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Fizz, Bubble and Goo
This K-3 one-day program is designed for 4-H professionals or volunteers to utilize, plan, and implement a chemistry-themed, day-long event for children in kindergarten through third grade. Facilitation is geared toward 4-H professionals, project area leaders, club leaders, or other 4-H volunteers and partners.

Come and explore the wonders of science by creating amazing chemistry experiments with everyday materials to watch them fizz, bubble, and goo. Youth will learn about matter and its three states, make slime, and observe chemical and physical changes before their very eyes!

Youth-serving organizations in Iowa are encouraged to contact their local Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county office to explore partnership opportunities in administering this program.
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Checkout STEM
Activities and information about how to create checkout kits designed to support the development of literacy and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) experiences for K-3 children and their families. Seven activity guides focus on the following topics: Bee and Me, Curious Coding, Fabulous Five Senses, Super Slinky, Building Bridges, Humpty Dumpty, and Magic Eye.
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So You're the Club Treasurer
Educational support for 4-H Club Treasurers.
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