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Season 3, Episodes 11 through 15 - Energy Express on WVPB

Monday, July 4, 2022, 9 a.m.  

Week three kicks off with Adeola Ogunade, evaluation and communications specialist at WVU Extension, doing a read aloud of “Wish” by Chris Sanders. Next, we jump over to Meshea Poore to talk about belonging. She teaches us that belonging comes from respect for everyone’s interests and differences. Then, Nila Cobb, healthy lifestyle specialist at WVU Extension, talks about how to be a good friend and discusses bullying. She also leads an activity on how to make a friendship chain. For this activity, you will need strips of paper, a marker and a stapler. Speaking of friends, J.R. Davis, 4-H youth development agent, tells us a little bit about the 4-H pen pal program and teaches us how to address and write a letter.  

Tuesday, July 5, 2022, 9 a.m.  

Put on your thinking caps! In today’s episode, Emma Gardner, 4-H Extension agent, does experiments to teach us all about the three phases of matter. For experiment one, you will need an ice cube, a pan, a heat source and adult supervision. For experiment two, you will need dry ice, a cup, tongs, dish soap, water and adult supervision. Next, West Virginia 4-H’ers Ben and Lexi lead an experiment on the greenhouse effect. For this activity, you will need two 2-liter bottles, water, two thermometers, a piece of paper, yeast, sugar, a spoon and a ¼ cup measuring cup. Grab your sunglasses, because next we’re headed outside. Dylan Collins, associate professor and sculpture program coordinator, take us to the Core Arboretum to collect plants for plant printmaking. Then he takes us over to the WVU Creative Arts Center to learn how to make the prints. For this activity, you will need plants, watercolor paints, a paintbrush, water, a cup and a spoon.  

Wednesday, July 6, 2022, 9 a.m.  

We kick off today with a day in the life of 4-H’er and entrepreneur, Ronan Straight. He takes us through everything he knows about goats and sheep, showing animals, making custom charcuterie boards and even feeds some baby goats! Next, Brooke County Extension 4-H Agent Jason Rine teaches us how to make seeding pots out of newspaper. For this activity, you will need newspaper, a water bottle, tape, potting soil, seeds and a can. Lastly, Kallie, a Pendleton County 4-H’er, explains all the equipment needed to show animals at the fair and how to use it.  

Thursday, July 7, 2022, 9 a.m.  

Today we’re getting technical -- Ethan Meighen, a student worker at WVU, guides us through how to make a robotic hand. For this activity, you will need construction paper, beads, tape, a hot glue gun, thin cardboard pieces, string, popsicle sticks, straws and scissors. Next, we head out to the WVU research forest to look at some habitats. Dave McGill, forest resources specialist, and Sheldon Owen, wildlife specialist, talk about all the little creatures and fungi that live around fallen logs in the woods. Then, Kanawha County Extension Agent Kerri Carte teaches us how to make a fresh cucumber and tomato salad. For this recipe, you will need a cucumber, two tomatoes, a few strips of bacon, mayonnaise and salt.  

Friday, July 8, 2022, 9 a.m.  

Each Friday, we visit Ms. Amie's farm for "Learn, Grow, Eat and Go." This week, our WVU Extension Family Nutrition Program health educator Amie Tutor teaches kids all about cabbage.