This October, 4-H and Google will launch an exciting National Youth Science Day challenge, Code Your World, which invites kids to get involved in computer science through hands-on doing. Code Your World is a four-part computer science (CS) challenge that teaches kids to apply CS to the world around them through hands-on activities. Developed by Google and West Virginia University Extension Service, it includes a computer-based activity on Google’s CS First platform and three unplugged activities that bring coding to life through games and interaction. Code Your World uses games and hands-on fun to teach kids important CS and computational thinking concepts, and is perfect for first-time and beginner coders ages 8-14.
- Teachers and facilitators don’t need any prior experience with computer science or coding to bring Code Your World to their students. Each activity is simple to facilitate and requires minimal preparation.
- Code Your World is designed to be easy to facilitate and highly flexible to deliver. The four activities can be enjoyed individually or all together, making it a perfect fit for the classroom or out of school time learning.
- No technology required! Code Your World is adaptable to fit any level of access to technology, including no computers or internet, computers but no internet, or full computer and internet access.
Sign up to stay updated with resources and ways to get involved with National Youth Science Day and Code Your World! https://4-h.org/parents/national-youth-science-day/
There is also a NEW 4-H STEM Lab Learning site that National 4-H Council sent out that is supported by Hughes-Net: