4-H Topics in the Classroom
Johnson County K-State Research and Extension provides 4-H Enrichment Programs to 4-H Leaders and Johnson County Educators to use as supplements to their current educational efforts. Scheduling is done on a first come first serve basis. All enrichment programs are facilitated by Nancy Carr, the Johnson County Youth Development School Enrichment Coordinatior.
Below is a listing of those programs:
To observe avian embryology and transfer concepts to mammal reproduction.
To develop a better understanding of the use of trees in our community and industry while giving a hands-on experience in identifying tree characteristics.
To help children understand the economic and biological importance of honeybees to our environment. Also teaches the importance of working together.
To help children study the caterpillar's transition as it matures, changes to a chrysalis, and finally emerges as a butterfly.
Making Science Make Sense
To create awareness of the importance of science literacy and foster curiosity, creativity and critical thinking through six lessons provided by Bayer Corporation of the "What, Why, Where and Who of Food."
According to Carr, "Teachers love the 'chick project' because working with live animals motivates the children to learn and retain facts they might have never retained from reading a text book. Children may not remember that eggs need to be incubated at 99 to 100 degrees if they read it in a text book, but when they know a baby chick's life depends on it, they remember."
This past year, 4-H Enrichment Programs reached over 4,100 youth across Johnson County. For more information please contact the K-State Extension Office.