In Holdrege, Nebraska, Science Excitement Day provided young people an opportunity to learn more about STEM careers by creating a monster with light up eyes.
â€śItâ€™s a brand-new event for us. STEM subjects is big with our 4-H members. This Science Excitement Day, it just really lends itself well to the 4-H mission, reaching out to the 4-H youths and having them have hands-on learning within their peer group. They have a great takeaway from this. Really, what they are going to be learning today they can build on,â€ť said Phelps County Extension Assistant Lori Swanson.
Interns from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are traveling across the state over the summer to teach county extension offices how to offer similar workshops to students.
â€śToday, we are making monsters. … The kids will learn a little bit about how electricity runs through circuits and wearable technology,â€ť said Phelps and Gosper County Extension Educator Linda Dannehl. â€śThe kids will learn the positive and negative and how to connect the circuits with the battery to actually make it light up.â€ť