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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    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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    Developing a strong foundation in mathematics during the preschool years with high expectations regardless of gender, race, socioeconomic or language background is critical for all preschool children. Specific math materials which allow children to explore mathematical ideas throughout the classroom are provided.

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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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    Children use their senses to explore the world. More than just seeing or noticing, through science, children can determine how important or unimportant an observation is. Enrich the sensory table, beyond digging and pouring. Build an “Observation Station” with simple, sensory-rich explorations preschoolers will love.

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    Technology is everywhere! How can we prepare preschool-age children for a future that hasn’t been invented yet? Explore research and trends in technology to make the teaching and learning process more engaging. Discover strategies to help children learn science, engineering, and mathematics using more than just computers.

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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.