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Week of August 3 - Energy Express on WVPB

Monday, August 3, 2020, 9:30 a.m.

Make it fly! Join Jennifer Robertson-Honecker, WVU Extension Service STEM Specialist, and her son, Ben, to learn how to make your own helicopter that you can fly at your home. ( For this activity, you will creative items from around your house to build your simple machine.) Want to enter the competition? Visit extension.wvu.edu/stemcare to learn more!

Kerri Carte, Family and Community Development agent will make a yummy cucumber salad. ( For this recipe, you will need light mayonnaise, two cucumbers, two large tomatoes, two strips of bacon, pinch of salt and bibb or leaf lettuce.)

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Week of July 27 - Energy Express on WVPB

Monday, July 27, 2020, 9:30 a.m.

Do you know what a simple machine is? It’s a machine that uses a chain of events to get to an end result, in this case, watering a plant. Join Jennifer Robertson-Honecker, WVU Extension Service STEM Specialist, and her son, Ben, as they read a fun book and relate the book to what tools we need to build our own simple machine. And, you won’t want to miss an opportunity to join the friendly competition in our Rube Goldberg “Water a Plant Video Challenge.” (For this activity, you will use creative items from around your house to build your simple machine.) Want to enter the competition? Visit extension.wvu.edu/stemcare to learn more! An extended version of this episode also will be available on our YouTube channel.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 9:30 a.m.

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Week of July 20 - Energy Express on WVPB

Emma Gardner, our WVU Extension Service 4-H agent in Roane County, is going to talk to us about the stars. There are many constellations in the night sky. Today you’ll learn about them and how Greeks applied them to mythology. You’ll also have a chance to build your own star wheel/map (visit tinyurl.com/EEstarwheel to print out your star wheel and map) and marshmallow constellations. (For this activity, you will need scissors, paper, star wheel, map, tape, mini marshmallows and uncooked spaghetti/pasta or a think stick.)

Mitch Clowes, STEM Ambassador and WVU student, will read “Why Do Elephants Need the Sun” and follow up with a cool activity about ultra violet (UV) light, including making a UV bracelet. (For this activity, you will need UV beads and some string.)

Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 9:30 a.m.

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Week of July 13 - Energy Express on WVPB


Monday, July 13, 2020, 9:30 a.m.

Did you know that you can use “found” items from around your home to create typography to spell your name? Join Dylan Collins, associate professor in the School of Art and Design in the WVU College of Creative Arts, to learn about typography and how you can look for items around the house that you can use to creatively spell out your name. Dylan also will share a reading of Dr. Seuss’ “ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book.” 

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Week of July 6 - Energy Express on WVPB

Monday, July 6, 2020, 9:30 a.m.

What’s that peeping sound? Join Sheldon Owen, WVU Extension Service Wildlife specialist, to learn about frog calls. Then, we'll hop on over for a reading of "Frog in the Bog" with Sheldon’s daughter, Alden.

Baa! Next up, we’ll tour the farm and meet some sheep with WVU Extension Service Agriculture and Natural Resources agents Jody Carpenter and Tasha Harris.

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