This 4-H National Youth Science Day post is sponsored by HughesNet
“I don’t understand why we’re not using the computer if this is a computer science class,” one of my 8th grade students groans as he sits down at his computer while I pass out papers. Despite being tech savvy online, the teacher in me knows the importance of physical activities and puzzles to reinforce concepts being learned about the digital world as we teach kids computer science.
This year 4-H’s month long National Youth Science Day (NYSD) celebration, sponsored in part by, helps kids bring their passion to computer science. HughesNet is passionate about providing access and opportunity for kids to learn about STEM topics (science, technology, engineering and math), which is why they work with 4-H to sponsor this annual STEM challenge.
This year’s theme, Game Changers, teaches kids how to use computer science (CS) to create games, solve problems and engage with topics they’re passionate about. The Game Changers Kit ($21.95) provides everything parents and teachers need to teach beginning coding skills in one convenient box. You don’t need to be a 4-H member to participate – NYSD is open to everyone!
HughesNet, America’s number one choice for satellite internet, is passionate about empowering the next generation of leaders through STEM education. Since HughesNet recognizes that computer science skills are critical to our kids’ futures, they sent me 20 National Youth Science Day Game Changers kits to give away to readers just like you!
Take a look at what’s included in each Game Changers kit:
- 1 Facilitator Guide
- 10 Youth Workbooks including certificates of completion
- 17 Scratch Coding Challenge Cards
- 5 Hack Your Harvest Board Games
- 5 Dry Erase Markers with Eraser Caps
- 6 Tractor Game Pieces
- 75 Obstacles Stickers
- 2 Beach Balls
- 1 USB Drive that includes offline versions of Scratch and Adobe Air (for Mac & Windows) and printables like a Certificate of Completion, Facilitator Guide, Pitch Your Passion Offline Instructions, Scratch Coding Challenge Cards, and the Youth Workbook
Enter to Win a Game Changers Kit Courtesy of HughesNet!
HughesNet is providing 20 kits for 20 families! Enter to win one of your own using the Rafflecopter form below!
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Entries must be received by Tuesday, November 5. This giveaway is open to US residents only.
I was compensated for this post and to facilitate a giveaway, however, all opinions are my own.