Teacher Resources

4-H Curriculum Kits

National 4-H Youth Science Day Kits & Lesson Plans

  • Eco-Bot Challenge: youth learn to think like a robotics engineer, assembling their own robots to control surfaces in order to manage an environmental clean-up. Free download; kits available for purchase.

  • Wired for Wind: youth learn about the physics of wind energy and how it can be used to conserve energy and reduce fossil fuel-based pollution. Free download.

  • 4-H2O: youth learn about water quality, climate change, and impacts through an experiment that shows how carbon dioxide builds up in the atmosphere. Free download.

  • Biofuel Blast: youth learn about biofuels through an experiment that converts organic materials into ethanol, which can be used as a biofuel. Free download.

Robotics -- inexpensive, yet very cool!

State 4-H Curriculum Kits

NM Content Standards & Benchmarks for Curriculum Kits

New Mexico Content Standards & Benchmarks for 4-H Curriculum Kits

4-H Online Curricula & Lesson Plans

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  • 4-H National Youth Science Day
  • Environmental Science and Alternative Energy
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Plant and Animal Science
  • Outdoor Classroom

Click here to learn more about Science Curricula and Lesson Plans.

Healthy Living
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  • Health
  • Nutrition
  • Fitness
  • Preventative Health and Safety

Click here to learn more about Healthy Living Curricula and Lesson Plans.

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Click here to learn more about Citizenship Curricula and Lesson Plans.

Online Games from NMSU

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Math Snacks: features math learning modules for mid-school youth with humorous storylines and creative graphics. Smart and yummy educational animations, mini-games, and interactive tools that help mid-school learners better understand math concepts.

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Ninja Kitchen: this addictive learning game teaches the principles of food safety. Your masked alter-ego leaps from refrigerator to sink and oven to counter, tossing plates to an archetypal teenaged clientele. If customers don't receive their food promptly, they storm out.

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Exergames Unlocked: Exergames are videogames that encourage physical activity. Here, you'll find the best and most effective exergames, as well as strategies and recommendations on using them with different audiences and in different locations.

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Virtual Lab: these virtual labs train high school and college students in basic laboratory techniques. Using specific scientific lab processes already used in food science, students practice the methods used by lab technicians and researchers in a variety of careers.

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Science Pirates: builds a better understanding of science processes and food safety. The game takes approximately two hours to play. Ideal for middle school students. Songs available on YouTube and NMSU's iTunes U.

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Treadsylvania: safely ride your ATV through mysterious locations and defeat the horrible monsters to free the town from their evil grasp!

Field Trips (Virtual & Real)

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Ever wondered how cheese makes it to your table, or cotton is turned into clothing? Field Trip! will answer those questions! Learn about the many uses for everything from chile to peanuts, honey, pecans, pistachios and more. Each week we'll take you on an entertaining Field Trip! to look at the production of agricultural products from "seed to consumer."

Teacher Professional Development

Outdoor Classroom Workshop for School Garden Managers!

June 2013

Stay tuned for more info...

New Apps from NMSU

NMSU Learning Games Lab offers Free Mobile Apps in regular and HD for iPhone, iPad & IPod Touch, featuring: