4-H in the Classroom

4-H is the youth outreach arm of Texas AgriLife Extension Service, which is provided through Texas A&M System. All educational opportunities through 4-H are based on non-biased research. Extend the learning experience in your school or community by contacting the local 4-H and Youth Development Agent.

Curricula Modules are designed to enhance the learning process of youth and are delivered to your campus free of charge. The curriculum stay with the school or community organization for at least two weeks. 4-H and AgriLife Extension firmly believe in knowledge and behavior changes, so we conduct pre and post tests as well as collect demographic sheets on the youth participating in outreach education.

AgriLife Extension cross references curriculum with TEKS for ease in lesson planning and to re-enforce key concepts.

Curriculum/ Programs available in Dallas County

3rd Grade Options

Endanger Species & Wildlife Success Stories

Free! Enhance learning in your classroom with the Endangered Species multi-media module and curriculum! Designed for third grade classrooms, students explore endangered species, their status and recovery efforts. during a two-week period. It includes an 8X10 display, computer program, lesson activities, videos and a pre/post test. TEKS: Science, Language Arts, Mathematics, and Reading

4th Grade Options

Something's Fishy

Free! Enhance learning in your classroom with the Something’s Fishy multi-media module and curriculum!
Designed for fourth grade classrooms, students explore aquatic science, aquaculture, sport fishing, water quality and water conservation, during a two-week period. It includes an 8X10 display, computer program, lesson activities, videos, water test kits and a pre/post test. TEKS: Science, Language Arts, Mathematics, and Reading


Multiple Grades

Hatching in the Classroom (Egg to Chick)

Low Cost! Watch eggs develop into chickens in your classroom! This program is a 12-25 day project which teaches youth the basics of embryological development. Materials include fertilized eggs, lesson plans with cool activities, incubator, thermometer, and Q&A about how to handle malformed chicks. Additional supplies: chick feed, feeder, cardboard box and lamp. Designed for 2nd through 8th grades. TEKS: Science

Giving Water a Helping Hand
Free! Bring water education into the classroom! Students examine questions around water and investigate water in their communities to see how their actions make a difference. It incorporates mapping exercises, community service project ideas, and numerous small projects. Designed for K through 12th grades. TEKS: Science

Investigating Water

Free! Make science fun! Students participate in activity based lessons which examine water, from its physical properties to ecosystems and conservation. Lesson activities incorporate basic kitchen utensils and recycled materials. Designed for 4th through 8th grades. TEKS: Science

Wet in the City

Free! Connect water to urban living! Students participate in activity based lessons which explore the science of water, its cultural context, and the complex issues surrounding its management and stewardship. Designed for K through 12th grades. TEKS: Science

Character becomes YOU (enhancement to Texans Building Character)
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Junior Master Gardener
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SWAT/ Toward No Tobacco
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College 101
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Patriotism Through Preparedness
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Teen Financial Management
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Putting the Pieces Together
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Community Learning Excursions

The Dallas County 4-H program also offers two learning excursions during the school year, Kids & Critters at the Fair in October and Farm Day in May. For more information on these learning opportunities contact the local 4-H and Youth Development Agent.


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Tamra McGaughy,
Sep 2, 2009, 8:09 AM
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