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Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

Updated November 01, 2023
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Christine Wood

SDSU Extension 4-H Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Field Specialist

Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programing combines the experiential learning, hands-on education and inquiry based science to support youth in developing a variety of skills including critical thinking, team work and communication. 

Activities to Grab ‘n’ Grow

A young man sitting at a laptop discussing a project with a 4-H leader.

STEM on a Dime

Resources for quality science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities that are inexpensive.

Science of Agriculture

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Chicks in the Classroom

Materials for teaching chicken embryology to Kindergarten – 4th grade.

Newborn dairy calf and mother cow.

Adopt a Cow

Virtual program for students to follow their "adopted" cow and calf through-out the school year.

Think, Make, Create Mobile Labs

Three, "Think, Make, Create" mobile lab trailers in a parking lot.

Through a partnership with the South Dakota Afterschool Network (SDAN), the Think, Make, Create Mobile maker space labs are available for 4-H programs to create engaging STEM opportunities.

Youth who experience the labs will be involved in tinkering and hands-on learning that is designed to promote critical thinking, creativity, and independence.

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