By Kritika Kulshrestha
More than 300 New York City youth joined hundreds of thousands of youth across the world in leading the eighth annual 4-H National Youth Science Day – or 4-H NYSD – experiment at P.S. 21 in Brooklyn on Nov. 18.
This year’s experiment, titled “Motion Commotion,” combined a speeding car collision and a distracted driving demonstration in a simulated activity that investigated the physical and human factors of motion.
The day kicked off with the 4-H pledge being recited by CUCE-NYC Associate and 4-H Youth Development coordinator Lucinda Randolph-Benjamin.
Extension Support Specialist and ACT Center of Excellence trainer Michele Luc and CUCE-NYC IT Support Specialist Joeffrey Garcia helped students understand Newton’s laws of motion and assisted them with the activities scheduled for the day.
4-H NYSD is the world’s largest, youth-led science experiment. An interactive learning experience that gets youth excited about science, technology, engineering and mathematics – or STEM, it spotlights the many ways New York City youth are engaging in 4-H Science programs year-round.