Discover Science is 4-H Canada’s newest club-level initiative to help 4-H’ers explore STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) in a fun and hands-on way!
This year, Discover Science is focusing on computer science (CS) to show youth how they can use code, both as a form of personal expression and as a lens to understand the world around them. The 2020 Discover Science kits contain the Code Your World STEM challenge materials from the National 4-H Council in the U.S.
What’s in your kit
The Discovery Science kit contains four engaging activities – one computer-based and three “unplugged” (no computer required) – that teach CS skills through fun topics like digital animation, gaming and dance. By registering for this initiative, your club will receive the kit that contains:
- materials to complete the four activities;
- one facilitator guide and 10 youth workbooks;
- a USB drive with instructions, printable workbooks and materials.
The four activities can be enjoyed individually or together in any order or combination, and make the perfect club meeting. The activities are suitable for first-time and beginner coders ages 8 to 14 and can serve any number of club members.
You don’t need prior experience with computer science or coding to bring Discover Science to life with your 4-H’ers. You will need access to a computer to complete one of the activities.
Check out the Facilitator Guide to see if this kit is a good fit for your club.
Please note: Due to U.S. copyright restrictions, the Discover Science kit is only offered in English.
Register today to receive your kit
Registration opens October 21 and closes December 15, 2019.
This kit is provided to your club free of charge and will arrive by mail in February 2019.
Join us in encouraging youth to explore their scientific curiosity outside of the classroom!
Discover Science is made possible through the generous support of the Government of Canada.
4-H Canada is excited to provide the Code Your World kits to 4-H clubs across Canada as part of the second year of our Discover Science Initiative. These kits were created by the National 4-H Council in the United States, developed by the West Virginia University Extension Service, and supported by various donors for 4-H National Youth Science Day in 2018.