4-H is the largest out of school youth organization in the United States with over 7 million youth members. Cornell Cooperative Extension staff are responsible for 4-H programs in nearly every county and city in New York State.

For more information, visit the 4-H Web Site.

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  • Birds in Your Backyard - 4-H Leader's Guide 

    Hawkes, Janet E; Held Phillips, Diane (2008-02-12)
    This independent project is part of a series designed to introduce youth to a variety of natural resources subjects by involving them in activities that heighten their awareness of the natural world.
  • Won't You Be My Neighbor? 

    Moran, Elizabeth; Krasny, Marianne (2008-02-05)
    Part of the Grab and Go With Science Series, this activity guides youth in learning how to remove water contaminants. Youth will be charged with cleaning up a water supply contaminated with a variety of nonpoint source ...
  • Why Reptiles Bask - Hot vs Cold 

    Wiessinger, John (2008-02-05)
    Part of the Grab and Go With Science series, this activity teaches youth the difference between hot and cold blooded animals.
  • What's in a Flower 

    Jaquette, Susan (2008-02-05)
    Part of the Grab and Go With Science series, in this activity, youth will learn to distinguish the parts of a flower and will learn the function or 'job' of each part in producing new seeds.
  • Tops, Bottoms, or Middles 

    Rowley, Betty (2008-02-05)
    Part of the Grab and Go With Science series, this activity teaches youth what parts of the plant they are eating when they eat vegetables.
  • The Plant Game 

    DiMuzio, Elena (2008-02-05)
    Part of the Grab and Go With Science series, this game asks youth tostrategize as a plant must do to survive in an ever-changing environment.
  • The Chemistry of Color Tie Dye 

    Couture, Dr Aaron Judy (2008-02-05)
    The activity introduces students to acids and bases using the juice of a red cabbage as an indicator. The activity includes testing what happens to the indicator when acids and bases are added, and what happens when acids ...
  • Testing Conductors and Insulators 

    Davis, Tim (2008-02-05)
    Part of the Grab and Go With Science series, this activity leads students in testing a number of materials for their conducting or insulating abilities.
  • Birds in Your Backyard 

    Hawkes, Janet E.; Philips, Diane Held (Cornell Cooperative Extension, 1988-09)
    Attracting birds to your backyard can allow people young and old to study the different size, shape and markings of their visitors. This publication shows ways to attract birds, different foods to attract different types ...
  • Grow With the Flow 

    Warner, Philson A.; Rakow, Donald A.; Mazza, Charles (Cornell Cooperative Extension, 1993-10)
    This 10 session project-based curriculum includes simple instructions for constructing 2 different types of hydroponic units, setting plants, observing growth, and harvesting. Entomology, physics, social studies, marketing, ...

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