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.
- 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
- 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.