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Junior scientists enjoy 4-H fair

Contributed / Why 4-H? 4-H offers youth who are passionate, curious and inquisitive an opportunity to explore. This group of Cloverbuds demonstrated their knowledge at Lincoln County Cooperative Extension, 2013 4-H Science Fair. Words cannot express the enthusiasm, inquisitiveness and explosion of questions of the youth ages 4-8 who participated in Cooperative Extension’s 4-H 1st Annual 4-H Junior Science Geeks’ Fair. Under the leadership of Engineer Jesus Gonzalez, eight youth demonstrated their skills by sharing their personal science projects. A total of 13 youth were in attendance as well as parents. Projects included Candy Rockets, Table Hover Craft, How Leaves Change Their Color, Boiling Ice, Cleaning Pennies and Dancing Marshmallows. The excitement and enthusiasm was so intense during the dancing marshmallows, as a parent photographed their scientist, the flash brought about bright eyes and, “Wow! What was that flash of light?” According to Fran Senters, 4-H Program Associate, “I’ve witnessed excitement of youth in their learning process, but you could actually feel the energy exploding in the room. They were already planning their project for 2014.”

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