Members of Comet Tech 4-H Club pose at the Johnson County Extension Office. Submitted photo

Members of Comet Tech 4-H Club pose at the Johnson County Extension Office. Submitted photo

Seth Gunkel
Club reporter
The Comet Tech 4-H Club met and presented National Youth Science Day to visitors at the county extension office. The facilitators taught youth “Motion Commotion” by using race cars equipped with modeling clay drivers and a simulated runway. The experiment tested the physics of motion and knowledge of speed and safety as well as analyzing consequences of distracted driving by texting. The Comet Tech 4-H Club also taught youth to build an aerodynamic device to transport food to victims of disaster areas in the experiment “Rockets to the Rescue”. The facilitators taught how to design and build paper rockets. The rockets were then tested by placing them on a lift stand to power them through the air. They used the air from a plastic bottle which was forced through pvc pipes to push/lift the rocket into the air. Both experiments were successful and a lot of fun for all who attended.