Wis. Rapids Students Build "Eco-bots" for 4-H National Youth Science Day

By: Madeline Anderson Email
By: Madeline Anderson Email

Kids in Wis. Rapids got the chance Wednesday to be engineers for the day.

Eight students participated in the 4-H National Youth Science Day, where they were challenged to build miniature "eco-bots." The materials? A pager motor, button battery, tooth brush head, pipe cleaners, cups and straws. Their robots were then given the task of cleaning up a pretend toxic spill made of rice and seeds.

The goal of Science Day is to build young people's problem solving skills and encourage them to pursue careers in science.

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