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The Buckeye Connection

October 5, 2009
By Susan West, Youth Program Assistant

The Ohio State University Extension brings science alive in the classroom with 4-H School Enrichment Programs. Through these programs students learn difficult science concepts through a variety of hands-on activities. The programs are designed to enhance existing classroom science units. Each unit is targeted to meet selected science proficiency goals identified in Ohio's Academic Content Standards and Indicators.

School Enrichment Programs are provided to all public and private schools in Belmont County with the guidance of Extension personnel. Programs are designed to be used in 3rd through 5th grade classrooms. A $10 cost recovery fee per classroom covers all programs used during a school year.

Available programs include Weather Together, Chick Quest, Rockets Away, Fishy Science, Breads of the Harvest, Beans about Water and Go Plants. Breads of the Harvest reservations are being accepted now for 3rd grade classrooms. The Chick Quest schedule will be announced in January for spring hatch dates. All other programs are available on an as needed basis.

In addition to enhanced learning opportunities, students who take part in a 4-H school enrichment program receive the benefits of 4-H membership. They may attend 4-H camp and participate in county fairs, specialized 4-H programs, contests and events.

For more information about the Science Alive in the Classroom enrichment programs, contact Susan West, Youth Program Assistant, OSU Extension/Belmont at 740-695-1455.



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