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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 6th @ 2:00 PM CT

Steak Science

Learn what happens when an environment changes – even if the environment is FOOD! We’ll learn about meat tenderness and how it relates to science by using things you can find in your pantry.

go.unl.edu/idy6
Tuesday, October 20th @ 2:00 PM CT

Physics of Medievil 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
go.unl.edu/rdea
Tuesday, November 3rd @ 2:00 PM CT go.unl.edu/7gse
Tuesday, November 17th @ 2:00 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!

go.unl.edu/j6p4

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