In support of National Engineers Week February 17 - 23, 2019, the satellite Internet service HughesNet® and National 4-H Council announce the availability of two new hands-on projects as part of their 4-H STEM Lab. STEM Lab is a free, online resource designed to spark kids' interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
The new projects, "Building Bridges" and "Parachute Away," teach principals of physics, civil and mechanical engineering and are designed to help youth become excited about STEM and engineering careers. "Building Bridges," teaches children about bridge design, construction and the mechanics at work as they build their own bridges. "Parachute Away," brings physics to life, showing kids how air resistance affects the speed of falling objects and how to construct a safe delivery system for fragile cargo. As with prior activities, they come with easy-to-follow instructions; explanations of foundational STEM concepts; discussion questions and supply lists (usually basic household ítems).
To learn more about STEM Lab, visit 4-H.org/STEMLab.