4-H Nutrition in the Classroom
Ms. Trogdon provides nutrition and physical activity education to youth in Wayne County. She teaches the Show Me Nutrition which is 9-12 week nutrition series. This curriculum is taught to 3rd – 5th grades in nine qualifying elementary schools in Wayne County.
4-H National Youth Science Experiment
The 4-H National Youth Science Day (NYSD) is an exciting, interactive learning experience that engages thousands of youth across the country in conducting the National Science Experiment. The 2016 4-H NYSD focuses on the science of drones. The experiment can be delivered at any time. If you are interested in having this year’s experiment “Drone Discovery” at your 4-H Club or in your classroom, please contact Julie Tritz, 4-H & Family Extension.
Experts credit technological innovation with almost half of U.S. economic growth over the past 50 years, and nearly all of the 30 fastest-growing occupations in the next decade will require at least some background in STEM. But, America is falling behind. Today, the United States ranks 27th among developed nations with college students receiving science or engineering degrees. Only one percent of fourth-graders, two percent of eighth-graders and one percent of high school seniors are deemed “advanced” in science. Only 45 percent of U.S. high school graduates in 2011 were ready for college work in math and 30 percent were ready in science.
The Reality Store is an Extension-supported curriculum that is a financial simulation for youth middle school aged and higher. This program involves giving each student a career (ex. farmer, plumber, accountant, lawyer) and a marital status (ex. single, married with one child, two children or three children). Each student is then given enough money for one month’s worth of wages (before taxes) and asked to visit 18 stations and make financial decisions based on their monthly income. These stations include firstly, taxes (station called Uncle Sam) and then move onto such stations as housing, transportation, entertainment, etc where they make critical decisions based on their income.
The program has been offered at all Wayne Middle Schools. If you are interested in learning more about this program or how you can offer it at your school, please contact Julie Tritz, Extension Agent at (304) 272-6839.