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National 4-H STEM Challenge

National 4-H STEM Challenge

The 4‑H STEM Challenge, formerly known as the National Youth Science Day (NYSD), is an annual initiative to inspire kids everywhere to take an interest in science, technology, engineering and math through hands-on learning.  For the past 12 years, 4‑H has developed  fun, accessible challenges that shows kids how STEM skills can be applied to the world around them.  With the relaunch of the US space program, now is a perfect time to build upon that excitement. 


The race to land humans on Mars is on! The 2020 4‑H STEM Challenge will explore sending a mission to Mars with the activity, Mars Base Camp. Developed by Google and Virginia Cooperative Extension, Mars Base Camp is a collection of activities that teaches kids ages 8-14 STEM skills like mechanical engineering, physics, computer science, and agriculture.


Order your kits today.  October is officially 4-H STEM month, so help shine a spotlight on this fast-growing project area.  There are two versions of the kit available this year.  The “Family-sized Kit” is suitable for 1-4 youth.  The “Educator Kit” is ideal for up to 12 youth.   


Order kits here.

Educational resources here