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Living Room Learning offers hands-on virtually guided activities for youth. Each session focuses on a new activity that can be done with materials found at home. Living Room Learning activities are perfect for youth in 3rd-5th grades. Each session will be recorded and made available for on-demand viewing. Youth do not need to be 4-H members to participate.

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Tuesday, October 20th

4:30 PM CT

Physics of Medieval Tools

This activity uses principles of physics and engineering to build a simple min-trebuchet and a simple catapult for comparison of their mechanics!

Project 1:

  • 6 popsicle sticks
  • 1 skewer
  • 1 paperclip
  • ¼ cut of a straw
  • 4 small rubber bands
  • 1 small strip of paper or string
  • Tape
  • Cardboard square cutout
  • Duct tape
  • Marshmallows
  • 1 AA battery (counterweight)

Project 2:

  • 8 craft sticks
  • Duct tape (about 50 cm)
  • 3 small rubber bands
  • index card
  • scissors
  • writing utensil
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Tuesday, November 3rd 4:30 PM CT go.unl.edu/7gse
Tuesday, November 17th

4:30 PM CT

Healthy Life, Happy Life

Make snack with us! We’ll talk about the importance of healthy living and what it actually means. Get ready to move – physical activity is also included!

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