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Underwater Exploration: June 22-25


Welcoming Video

 

Welcome 4-H STEMist Campers!! 

Stephanie, Sarah Beth and Madi are looking forward to kicking off Underwater Explorations Camp with you! Your STEMists are so excited for you to start our Underwater Explorations Camp with us starting on June 22nd! On day one we will start with learning all about water ecosystems, on day two we’re going to switch gears and learn about watersheds, and finally on day three we’re going to learn all about aquifers. 

As for activities! On Monday, we’re going to dive right in and make our own underwater scopes to explore the water with. On Tuesday, get ready to learn all about watersheds and make your own paper watershed model! Last but not least, on Wednesday get ready to bring your creative mind and your appetite, because you’ll make your own edible groundwater! Our Activity sheets and supply lists are listed.

Each lesson includes an engaging activity and instructional video followed by questionnaires on Microsoft Office Forms and sharing your experience at Flipgrid.com. Watch the instructional videos, complete the activity sheets, and connect with us on Flipgrid and Microsoft Office Forms. We LOVE hearing from our campers! Website links to Microsoft Office Forms and Flipgrid, including the Flipgrid access code, are listed at the bottom of all handouts. 

We will host a Zoom conference call at 3:00 p.m. CST Thursday, June 25 to meet with you and talk about what we learned during our Underwater Explorations Camp. 

Feel free to contact us with any questions through our email: ok4hsteam@okstate.edu . We look forward to learning with you this summer!

Best wishes from your Oklahoma 4-H STEMists, 

-Stephanie Helsen, Sarah Beth Henderson, and Madi Musick

Access the Underwater Exploration Supply List HERE

Underwater Exploration Schedule

June 22: What's in the Water?
Make your own underwater scope and explore an aquatic ecosystem in your area!
 
 
 
Suggested Supplies Needed: (Be creative and substitute for other items you have)
 
● Empty Can 
● Plastic Wrap 
● Rubber Bands 
● Colored Construction Paper 
● Glue or Tape 
● Scissors 
● Can Opener 
 
 
June 23: Where's the Water?
Create a watershed model and discover how they work.
 
 
 
Suggested Supplies Needed: (Be creative and substitute for other items you have)
     
    ● Two sheets of 8.5x11 Sheets of White Paper 
    ● 4 Different Colored Water Soluble Marker 
    ● 1 Spray Bottle Filled With Water 
    ● Paper Towels 
    ● 1 Aluminum Pan (​or any type of tray to catch and avoid mess ​ ) 
     
     
    June 24: Edible Aquifer
    Learn what an aquifer is while enjoying a tasty snack
     
     

    Suggested Supplies Needed: (Be creative and substitute for other items you have)
       
      ● Food Coloring
      ● Vanilla Ice Cream 
      ● Clear Soda 
      ● Crushed Ice 
      ● Sprinkles 
      ● Drinking Straw 
      ● Clear Plastic Cup or Bowl 
       
       
      June 25: Zoom Call at 3:00 PM
      to meet with you and talk about what we learned during our Underwater Explorations Camp.