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The CSU Extension Mobile 4-H Energy Lab

This mobile Lab is sponsored by Colorado’s Electric Cooperatives.

This mobile lab is based at Garfield County Extension March through June, 2020

The CSUE Mobile Lab registrations are limited to Colorado 4-H Agents.  Contact your local 4-H Agent for details on how to bring 4-H to your event.  Click on the “Event Calendar” link below to view availability.

The Colorado State University Extension (CSUE) Mobile 4-H Energy Lab is a transportable educational resource equipped with projects, activities and materials intended to promote experiential learning in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines with emphasis on energy conversions, production and conservation.

The equipment within the CSUE Mobile 4-H Energy Lab can be utilized for indoor learning opportunities. However, the lab is also equipped with everything needed to set up an outdoor self-contained pop-up 4-H STEM Maker space. This feature makes the CSUE 4-H STEM labs an excellent addition for school fairs, day camps and educational festivals.

The CSUE Mobile 4-H Energy lab is equipped with both solar and wind powered energy capabilities which allows for alternative renewable power generation while in use.  The components for each power source is neatly fastened to display boards for alternative energy teaching opportunities.

SAFETY FIRST! 

CSUE 4-H Mobile Lab SAFETY GUIDELINES, POLICIES, and PROCEDURES MANUAL  (Under development).

Interstate Trailer Owner’s Manual (PDF Link)

Currently, the following projects are available to county 4-H Agents by registering the CSU Extension Mobile 4-H Energy Lab for your event. Click this Inventory link for more information. Click the following link for a PDF STEM Energy Lab Flyer

Outdoor STEM/Maker Space:  Outdoor Pop-up Energy Lab.
Wind:  Time of delivery: 1hr sessions, No. Participants: 5 teams of 2  – 4 youth/team
Solar:   Time of delivery: varied, No. Participants: 5 teams of 2 – 4 youth/team
Energy Conversions:  Time of delivery: Varied depending on delivery
Science of Energy Kits:  Time of delivery: 6 1/2 hr. stations, No. Participants: approx. 24
Clean Energy :  Time of delivery: several 1hr sessions, No. Participants: 14 – 21
Energy and You :  Time of delivery: several 1hr sessions, No. Participants: 14 – 21
Electrostatics:  Time of delivery: 1.5 hrs., No. Participants: 15 – 30.
Hydrogen Powered Cars:  Time of delivery: 2 hrs. No. Participants: 18 -22 (groups of 2, or 3)
Sound and waves: Coming soon (Spring of 2020).  Currently Under development.

Registration is limited to Colorado 4-H Agents.  Please contact your local CSU Extension 4-H office for more details.  A nominal registration fee of $35.00 will be billed to your 4-H county office after registration is confirmed.  This fee is utilized for DMV registration fees, insurance, mechanical maintenance of the trailers, updating/maintaining existing projects and the periodic inclusion of new projects/activities to meet your changing 4-H Youth Development STEM/K-12 needs.

REGISTRATION       EVENT CALENDAR       EMAIL       INVENTORY      ARCHIVES     TRAININGS

Other Available 4-H STEM Mobile Labs:  Click to visit

CSUE 4-H Building a 4-H STEM Career Pathway Mobile Lab (Sponsored by Lockheed Martin)

CSUE 4-H Mobile STEM Maker Lab (Sponsorship is available)

CSUE 4-H Environmental Science Lab (Sponsored by Colorado Afterschool Partnership)

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