This 4-H National Youth Science Day post is sponsored by HughesNet
Regardless of your personal relationship with science, it’s important to provide our kids with many different experiences that expose them to a variety of STEM topics. It’s no secret that STEM education is important but it’s also critical for building future leaders and ensuring that our nation can be competitive in the global economy. While this may sound overwhelming, it doesn’t have to be. Your willingness to learn alongside your kids, connect STEM topics to real life experiences, and foster their interest is critical.
HughesNet, America’s leading satellite internet provider, is passionate about empowering the next generation of leaders through STEM education. The company believes that kids across the U.S. should be exposed to STEM and supports the 11th annual 4-H National Youth Science Day because it’s a fun way to learn computer science with fun, hands-on activities. They also recognize that computer science skills are critical to their business and to our kids’ futures. That’s why they’ve partnered with 4-H to sponsor National Youth Science Day Code Your World and give away kits to people like you!
Held annually in October, 4-H National Youth Science Day is an annual event to inspire kids to take an interest in STEM topics (science, technology engineering, and math). It gets ages 8-12 excited about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), and spotlights the many ways millions of youth are engaging in 4-H Science programs year-round.
This year, 4-H has partnered with companies like Google, HughesNet, West Virginia University Extension Service, and more to create Code Your World, a kit ($21.95) that provides everything you need to teach beginning coding skills to ages 8-12 in one convenient box.
The Code Your World Kit includes materials plus all instructions to facilitate interactive activities, regardless of how much, or little, experience you have in computer science. The included Facilitator’s Guide serves as a resource that will help you feel confident about teaching computer science while the included materials makes it easy to get started.
Here’s a look at what you get in each Code Your World kit for $21.95
- Facilitator Guide
- Youth Workbooks (x10)
- Certificates of Completion (x10)
- Completion Badge Stickers
- Scratch Coding Challenge Cards (x13)
- Scratch Username and Password Sheet
- Dance Code Cards (two sets of 26, plus 2 reference cards)
- Dice (x5)
- Wooden Coins (x5)
- Code Your Dance Poster
- Crayons (x40)
- USB drive with offline versions of Scratch and Adobe Air, Animate a Name Offline Instructions, Careers with Code Magazine, and printables of all the above materials and certificates in case you need more for your group
Want to win a Code Your World kit courtesy of HughesNet?
Code Your World activities are perfect for families, a child’s classroom, an after school club, or Scout group!
Come back next week to enter to win one of your own, courtesy of HughesNet! They’re providing me with a dozen Code Your World kits to give away!
- Visit the 4-H website
- Like 4-H on Facebook
- Follow 4-H on Instagram and Twitter
- Order your Code Your World kit here
I was compensated for this post and to facilitate a giveaway however, all opinions are my own.