4-H clover 4-H Engineering Design Challenge

4-H'ers learn critical thinking, creativity, innovation and problem solving, and have fun at the same time! Each year, teams pose a different challenge to youth in grades 3 and up. Working with volunteer coaches, youth apply their STEM knowledge to

  • Identify and researching the problem

  • Make a plan to design a solution

  • Implement the plan and build a machine

After working together to prepare their machine, teams meet in a statewide competition. At the challenge event, they must successfully run their machines and answer questions about it. 

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