During the month of October youth across Wyoming County, along with thousands of students around the country, became scientists for a day. Wyoming County youth at Glen Fork Consolidated and Mullens Middle, participated in the 4-H National Science Day. The fourth annual 4-H National Youth Science Day served as the premiere national rallying event for year-round 4-H Science programming. The event brought youth, volunteers, and educators from the nations 109 land-grant colleges and universities, including West Virginia University, together to simultaneously complete the National Science Experiment.
The 2011 National Science Experiment, Wired for Wind, explored how to engineer renewable energy technologies and the positive impact that they can have in communities across the country and the world. Students were able to think like engineers as they designed, built, and tested a prototype wind turbine. The students sharpened their critical thinking skills by discovering different ways to harness wind to create power.
The science experiment served as a great way to get students excited about the upcoming 4-H program year. The WVU 4-H program provides students with fun hands-on, experiential learning. Fifty youth will continue to have fun learning with science activities during a trip to Tennessee the weekend of November 10th.
For information on the Wyoming County 4-H program, contact Susan England-Lord Extension office at 304-732-8000.