Millions of young people across the nation – including nearly 2,000 in Alabama – became scientists during the 5th annual 4-H National Youth Science Day (NYSD) initiative.
The goal of NYSD was seek to spark an early youth interest in science and future science careers, and to reclaim the nation's position of leadership in scientific exploration. As part of 4-H NYSD, youth participated in the 4-H Eco-Bot Challenge: the 2012 National Science Experiment.
More than 120 fifth and sixth graders at W.O. Lance Elementary School in Lanett participated in the challenge and hundreds of other youth in Barbour, Bullock, Chambers, Lee, Tallapoosa and Russell counties are participating throughout the month.
The entire seventh grade–totaling nearly 300 youth–from Alexander City Middle School also participated, learning team skills in addition to science, math and technology.
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