Community Central Science, Spring 2016
Across Lewiston and Portland, Community Central programming for 2016 has begun!
In both cities, 4-H Faculty and Community Education Assistants (CEAs) are engaging youth in experiential STEM-based programming in the classroom, in community partner organization’s after-school programs, and at Lewiston and Portland Housing Authorities.
In Lewiston, spring sessions have begun with a focus on math in science.
Youth have looked at polygons and regular polygons using glow sticks…
Tricky question: How many triangles are there in this photo?
- Hint: What size triangles are you looking at?
…built marshmallow catapults…
Always using the same amount of force to launch the marshmallow, how can we change the distance it travels?
…and helped stuffed animals travel down zip lines!
How do you think the height of the start of the zip line might affect the animal’s flight?
- For more information about Community Central, please contact Kristy L Ouellette, PI of the Maine 4-H Community Central Program firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the Community Central Teen Leader Team, please contact Laura Personette, email@example.com.
Community Central is a project funded by the USDA’s Children, Youth, and Families at Risk (CYFAR) Sustainable Community Projects program.