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4-H Youth Development -
Science, Engineering and Technology (SET)

The 4-H Science, Engineering, and Technology (SET) Initiative is the 4-H program’s response to our nation’s and state’s concern for improving human capacity and workforce abilities in the areas of science, engineering, and technology (SET). It combines non-formal education with hands-on inquiry-based learning, in a youth development context, to increase literacy and engage youth in improving their knowledge, skills and abilities in science, engineering and technology. 4-H SET combines the strengths of 4-H non-formal experiential-based delivery modes and strong youth-adult partnerships to address SET content as defined by the National Science Education Standards.

4-H Science, Engineering, and Technology (SET) InitiativeA 4-H SET experience is a program that is framed in science, engineering, and technology concepts and based on national science education standards. It intentionally targets the development of SET knowledge, skills, and abilities. Additionally, it integrates the Essential Elements and engages participants in inquiry-based learning, allowing them to build deeper understanding from the learning experiences.

A 4-H SET experience is a program that is framed in science, engineering, and technology concepts and based on national science education standards. It intentionally targets the development of SET knowledge, skills, and abilities. Additionally, it integrates the Essential Elements and engages participants in inquiry-based learning, allowing them to build deeper understanding from the learning experiences.

EFFECTIVE 4-H SET PROGRAMMING INCLUDES. . .

  • CONTENT – Science, Engineering, and Technology content based on the National Science Education Standards and Concepts
  • CONTEXTEssential Elements of Youth Development: Mastery, Independence, Belonging, Generosity
  • PROCESS – 30 SET abilities through experiential learning, youth/adult partnerships, learner directed, adult facilitated
  • DELIVERY – Trained 4-H volunteers/facilitators in clubs, after-school settings, short-term interest projects, camps, and other delivery modes.

4-H SET PROGRAM AREAS. . .

Aerospace Adventures
Afterschool Science - More Information
Agricultural Science
Animal Science
Computer Power
Digital Photography/Videography
Electric Excitement
Environmental Science
GPS/GIS
Junior Master Gardener
Plant Science
Sewing Expressions
Shooting Sports
Small Engines
Veterinary Science
The Power of Wind
Woodworking

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