4-H National Youth Science Day - Rockets to the Rescue

Date: October 18, 2014
Time: 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. sessions
Location: Don Bosco Hall Community Resource Center, 19321 West Chicago, Detroit, MI, 48228
Contact: Glenda Weiss, weissgle@anr.msu.edu, 734-729-3632 ext. 101

Pre-register for 4-H National Youth Science Day at the Don Bosco Community Resource Center (313-384-1525). Wayne County 4-H will host youth to conduct the Rockets to the Rescue experiment at two different sessions, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Participating youth will respond to a fictional scenario: A natural disaster has left people without food on a remote, isolated Pacific island, and the youth have been asked to build a rocket that can be launched from the mainland, travel over the ocean and deliver high-energy food to the population. The experiment combines two 4-H issue areas, science and food security, and incorporates aerospace engineering concepts to help youth design a rocket out of everyday materials, including recyclable two-liter bottles, cotton balls, pipe cleaners, rubber bands and a protractor.

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