4-H Activities

It’s Here: Live Feed of the Eclipse From NASA

It’s finally here! Today is the day. I’ve got my computer and my phone both cued up to watch the live stream from NASA: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/eclipse-live-stream. This has been a fun week as we’ve been counting down the days to the eclipse.  What a great STEM project for our 4-H’ers!  Science, Engineering, Technology, and Math, or …

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Countdown Continues: Are you ready for this?

Today might be SUN-day, but tomorrow is ECLIPSE DAY!!!! Only one day left, and it’s not too late to print this easy observation journal to record your family’s experiences with the eclipse: http://calhoun.ifas.ufl.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Eclipse-Observation-Journal_2017.pdf  

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Countdown Continues: Party Time!

Moon pies, Milkyway bars, and Sunkist soda…OH MY! We’re T minus 2 days to the solar eclipse, and if you’re looking for fun ideas for an eclipse themed surprise for your family at dinner, or if you’re planning an all out eclipse bash – here are a few last minute treat ideas you may want …

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Countdown Continues: How long would it take us to get to the sun from here?

Did you know it would take approximately 64,597 days or about 177 years to travel from the earth to the sun at a speed of 60 mph! For those of you who aren’t so into trivia, we’ve got something fun for you today too. Check this out: https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/sun-paper/en/ Oh, and in case you were wondering, traveling …

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Countdown Continues: Are you holding your breath?

Don’t hold your breath yet! We’re still 4 days from the solar eclipse, but for those of you antsy to see what it will look like check out this app from NASA! https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/nasas-eyes

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Countdown Continues: How does an eclipse work?

Five days to the eclipse! Did you know that we could fit 72 million of our moons inside the sun? If that’s true, how can the comparatively tiny moon cover up the giant sun during an eclipse? Try this fun activity to find out the answer: https://sunearthday.nasa.gov/2007/materials/eclipse_smallmoon_bigsun.pdf

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The Countdown Continues to Solar Eclipse!

Still not sure how to view the solar eclipse next Monday? If you don’t have safety glasses for viewing, grab an empty cereal box and try this easy pin-hole viewer idea: http://eclipse.illinois.edu/pinhole.html Not so crafty? Maybe this quick print-and-cut style viewer from NASA is more up your alley! https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/2d3d-printable-pinhole-projectors (click the red PDF files button …

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Florida 4-H Day at Legoland is September 23, 2017

Click the link below to purchase tickets online: https://legolandfloridatickets.legoland.com/LLF/shop/viewitems.aspx?CG=ESNPF4HF&C=ESNPF4HFLLF

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The Countdown Begins!

We are ONE week away from the much talked about 2017 US solar eclipse. Next Monday, August 21st, from approximately 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM, we will be able to see the moon come directly between the sun and the Earth and seemingly cover the sun. From Calhoun County, we will only see a partial …

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