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  • When

    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Tuesday, October 08, 2019

  • Children Ages

    Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, Grades K-5

4-H STEM Pathways (ages 10-16) RG

Savage Branch, Howard County Library

Overcome a series of STEM challenges and learn about associated scientific jobs. Ages 10-16. Register once for all sessions.

Sep 24: Chemist and Polymer Scientist
Natural Glue Challenge: Formulate a glue using bio-friendly ingredients comparing the glue's performance against a standard wood glue for drying time, strength and adhesion.
Corny Polymer Balls Challenge: Develop and test a hypothesis to determine the practical use of glue, borax, and corn start to enhance the bounce factor for a children's disposable toy ball.

Oct 8: Animal Scientist and Agricultural Engineer
Ag Bot Challenge: Create the most cost effective livestock handling facility to move the ag bots from the corral to the barn safely in the least amount of time.
Ag Bot Harvest: Engineer a device that harvests the most grain in the least time for your specific site operation.

Nov 19: Geologist and Materials Scientist
Cookie Prospecting Challenge: Go cookie prospecting. Collect a sample, analyze and determine a site's potential for mining. Contact with food allergens may occur.
Please Just Contain It: Develop and test a hypothesis to determine hydrogel's absorption capacity for different wasters.

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