Nearly 15,000 students from Denver-area schools are getting the chance to be a part of the largest weather and science event in the country. Colorado 4-H, Colorado State University and Extension collaborated with Steve Spangler Science, Colorado Rockies, and 9News once again to organize the 8th annual Weather and Science Day at Coors Field.
This yearly science extravaganza is designed to help students explore the science behind weather with real life application as they participate in interactive experiments on the field.
This year’s topic took science “out of this world”. Rocket launch demonstrations by 4-H and Estes Industries were aimed to encourage students to make connections between physics, math, and meteorology.
“Providing an interactive science lesson aligns perfectly with our mission to bring science to more school-aged children in Colorado,” said Toby Swaford, 4-H STEM Outreach Coordinator with Larimer County Extension. Swaford, along with Americorps members, bring STEM programs to a variety of out-of-school venues. Rocketry is one of the projects that 4-H members can investigate.
Colorado State University 4-H was invited for the second year to share their expertise in experiential learning and teaching and prepared for a fun filled day of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) experiments.
Following this interactive science lesson, students stayed to watch the Colorado Rockies take on the Washington Nationals.