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Earth's Atmosphere

Science for Youth Updated: September 21, 2016

You may wish to begin by viewing an interactive learning lesson here Earth's Atmosphere. Or, you may continue with the information below and come back to the...

For Youth, For Life Contents

Science for Youth Updated: September 21, 2016

 

For Youth, For Life Learning Network Information

Science for Youth Updated: January 12, 2016

The For Youth, For Life Learning Network is a community and network of learners interested in a variety of topics related to science, health, living...

For Youth, For Life Learning Network - Mission and Vision

Science for Youth Updated: January 12, 2016

The mission of eXtension is to provide an Internet-based educational partnership of 1862 and 1890 institutions of the Land-Grant university system that help...

For Youth, For Life: All About Water

Science for Youth Updated: December 14, 2015

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What is a plow?

Science for Youth Updated: December 14, 2015

A plow is a piece of farm equipment that is used to turn over the top layer of soil. A plow can be attached to the back of a tractor or a draft animal.Photo...

Geospatial Technology for Youth

Geospatial Technology Science for Youth Updated: December 14, 2015

Want to go on real treasure hunt? Want to know more about how maps are used to help you find where you are and where you're going? Ever get frustrated if the...

Energy

Science for Youth Updated: December 10, 2015

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Aerospace for Youth

Science for Youth Updated: December 10, 2015

Aerospace is about aviation and space exploration! Aviation involves the science, engineering, and technology of what it takes to fly in the earth's...

What is horticulture?

Gardens & Landscapes Ag Zone Science for Youth Updated: December 10, 2015

The word horticulture comes from two Latin words which mean “garden” and “culture.” Horticulture is the art and science of growing and handling fruits, nuts,...

Planning a Successful Science and Nature Center in Child Care

Child Care Updated: November 24, 2015

Science in early childhood is all about prediction, exploring, and discovering answers to questions. Children learn scientific investigation skills through...

How are GPS satellites powered?

Geospatial Technology Science for Youth Updated: October 14, 2015

The GPS satellites are mainly powered by solar energy, or energy from the sun. They do have backup batteries in case of a solar eclipse, and they each have...

What is water evaporation?

Science for Youth Updated: October 01, 2015

Evaporation is a process where liquid turns into a gas. When water gains heat energy it changes to a gas. An increase in temperature speeds up the rate of...

What is an animal?

Science for Youth Updated: October 01, 2015

Animals are a group of organisms in the family Animalia.  Animals can be insects, mammals, reptiles, fish, and other organisms that are not plants.  In...

What is cotton?

Ag Zone Science for Youth Updated: October 01, 2015

Cotton is a plant that is grown for its fiber. Cotton fiber is white and fluffy and surrounds the seeds of the plant. Cotton fiber is used to make clothing.  

What is a food chain?

Ag Zone Science for Youth Updated: October 01, 2015

A food chain shows how energy and nutrients are passed from one living thing to another. The food chain begins with a plant being eaten. Then an insect...

What is hay?

Ag Zone Science for Youth Updated: October 01, 2015

Hay is any grass that has been cut. It is often left to dry in the pasture in bales. The bales are stored in the loft or top area of a barn. If the bales are...

What is sorghum?

Ag Zone Science for Youth Updated: October 01, 2015

Sorghum is a plant that grows in a tall stalk and is referred to as a cereal grass. The grains or kernels it produces, known as cereal grains, are similar to...

What are oats?

Ag Zone Science for Youth Updated: October 01, 2015

Oats belong to a group of plants known as cereal grasses. Cereal grasses produce what are called cereal grains. Oats are a type of cereal grain that is used...

What is a cotton picker and how does it work?

Science for Youth Updated: September 30, 2015

 Learn about various aspects of today's agriculture in these reports from KXNN:  

Natural Environment

Science for Youth Updated: September 18, 2015

The Natural Environment is a very important topic as it is about the natural and physical world around us! It will likely continue to be a critical issue for...

The Science and Nature Center in Child Care

Child Care Updated: September 15, 2015

Exploring the natural world through hands-on science is an important way that children learn. Hands-on science activities encourage children to observe and...

What is geocaching?

Science for Youth Updated: July 08, 2015

Geocaching is a worldwide treasure-hunting game. In geocaching, people hide a cache (pronounced like “cash”) for others to find. Remember that “geo” means...

The Bug Chicks Explore careers in Agriculture

You're Hired! from Bug Chicks on Vimeo.The Bug Chicks explore all of the cool careers in agriculture in this video created for the National Ag Science...

What is an entomologist?

Science for Youth Updated: June 03, 2015

Exhibit “Termites Eat Your Home!” produced by University of Florida outreach programs. Photo by Sarah BernardAn entomologist is a scientist that studies...

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