Texas 4-H Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Project

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In the STEM project, participates will have the opportunity to learn about the foundations of science, technology, engineering, and math.


Derrick Bruton
Extension Program Specialist

4-H is rooted in science and STEM is engrained in all 4-H projects, so youth members have the opportunity to learn through all types of 4-H activities, lessons, and contests. Beyond the scope of traditional 4-H projects, youth can learn how to build and program robots, 3D print, explore space, code software, launch rockets, and so much more. 4-H STEM projects fosters curiosity and sparks innovation.

Project clubs, groups, or teams can meet at the local level to learn basic to advanced skills. Contact your local County AgriLife Extension office to see if there is a club or group that meets near you.

A STEM camp is available each summer at the Texas 4-H Center. Visit their website for dates and details. Statewide leadership opportunities are available in the STEM project through the STEM Ambassador program.

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More choices in 4-H STEM

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    Develop a pathway to enhance classroom science centers by means of interactive science experiences for preschool children. Explore the scientific process and making discoveries within four different areas of science: Life Science, Health Science, Physical Science, Earth and Space, and Environmental Science.

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    Going beyond counting and using numbers is important for preschool children. Geometry, spatial relations and shape, processes and developmental stages of measurement, and how preschoolers develop understanding of classifying, graphing, and patterning are explored. Classroom tasks with instructions are given.

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    Developmentally appropriate preschool STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) experiences give young children opportunities to develop divergent thinking, problem solving, and cause and effect. Experiences have great potential to affect brain development during the crucial early childhood window of opportunity.

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    Explore math in an early childhood setting and see how mathematical concepts develop from simple to complex. Identify five math content areas and gain strategies for integrating concepts in a way that will engage preschool children all day. Connect math concepts to literacy in a math-rich environment in the classroom.

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    Children identify a problem, use stuff to make stuff that does stuff to solve the problem. Learn about research related to engineering design with preschoolers and ideas/activities to encourage and support children in becoming junior engineers. Planning, building, and testing out are the engineering skills of the future.

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    Experience a variety of counting activities and developmentally appropriate approaches for teaching addition and subtraction. Explore principles, objectives, and developmental stages of counting and examine ways to support children’s counting in everyday situations. Number and operations tasks for preschoolers are provided.