4-H School Enrichment projects contain activities that are research based and age appropriate for students. The projects help support PA Academic Standards in Science and Technology and Environment and Ecology.
4-H projects are experiential. Research shows that youth learn 20 percent of what they read, 50 percent of what they hear and see, and 90 percent of what they do. With 4-H projects, students “learn by doing” hands-on activities.
4-H projects help youth acquire knowledge in many different areas while improving their science skills. Each project provides opportunities for youth to practice scientific thinking and process skills. In the various activities, students practice observing, categorizing, comparing and measuring, record keeping, communicating and relating, and developing and investigating solutions.
For more information about the Allegheny County 4-H School Enrichment program, contact us at (412)473-2540 or AlleghenyExt@psu.edu.
This spring students can incubate and hatch live chicks in their classroom. Chick Embryology is our most popular School Enrichment project. This is a four week project in which fertile chicken eggs are incubated and hatched in the classroom. It is designed to help youth obtain a better understanding of the transformation of a fertilized egg into a young chick.