4-H National Youth Science Day

4-H National Youth Science Day is a day dedicated to engaging kids with science through a hands-on science experiment. On October 7, 2015 this year’s experiment – Motion Commotion – will be conducted by thousands of kids across the nation as they will learn about physics, speed and safety.

4-H is dedicated to providing the hands-on experience in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) to give kids the life skills they need to succeed today and the career readiness to succeed tomorrow. Programs like 4-H NYSD offer youth an opportunity to learn about science in a fun, dynamic way and spark their interest in all areas of STEM.

2015 4-H NYSD Experiment - Motion Commotion

Developed by Oregon State University Cooperative Extension, Motion Commotion is a two-part experiment that investigates the physical and human factors of motion using toy cars to simulate a speeding car collision and distracted driving. 

  1. Construct a simulated runway to analyze the speed, momentum and kinetic energy of a car in motion, and explore the science behind the car’s collisions
  2. Lead an experiment that uses the same physics principles to demonstrate the consequences of distracted driving

The Motion Commotion science experiment kit can be purchased through Holly Halvorson / 701-231-7251. 

Become a 4-H NYSD Member

Register to become a 4-H NYSD member and you will have access to the materials and resources you’ll need to run a successful event. Download experiment guides, promotional materials, flyers, posters and webinars.
Become a member now!

Register your 4-H NYSD Event

Once you’ve become a 4-H NYSD member, you’ll be able to register your 4-H NYSD event. Your event will be added to our national map of 4-H NYSD events occurring around the nation on October 7, 2015.
Register your event!

Buy the 4-H NYSD Experiment Kit

The 4-H NYSD Experiment Kit contains everything you need to successfully complete the Motion Commotion National Science Experiment. To purchase your science kit contact Holly Halvorson / 701-231-7251.

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