4-H SPIN Clubs What R Those?!

You will be seeing more posts for Virtual SPIN Clubs. You might ask what are SPIN Clubs?  They are SPecial INterest clubs that will meet for a specific time period regarding a specific topic. Great opportunities to interact with others and learn about a different topic.  These Virtual SPIN Clubs are open to EVERYONE that is regular 4-H Age, meaning 8 and in 3rd Grade through 18 of the current year. You do not have to be an enrolled 4-H member to do these SPIN Clubs. So, if you have friends who are not in 4-H that you think would like to do these, please be sure to pass the information to them.


  • Virtual 4-H 4-H Computer Science SPIN ClubOpen to ANY youth in grades 3-6.  Come join us every Tuesday and Thursday May 19-June 4 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. and learn about the basics of coding, computer technology, and software. If you enjoy exploring computers or apps then you'll love learning in this totally virtual environment with people your own age. Learn about hacking, coding, computational thinking, and more! Click this link to join https://qo.osu.edu/computerspin 



  • Virtual 4-H SPIN Club - Small Garden - Have fun in this virtual 4-H Special Interest SPIN Club learning how to make small gardens from easy to find items. Activities include seed starting, seed bombs, repurposing containers for the garden, herb and pizza gardens, terrariums, succulents, garden art, imagination gardens, and more!  Every Thursday, May 28-July 9 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.  Open to any youth grades 3-12.  Limited to the first 25 to enroll.  Register online at:  go.osu.edu/gardenspinclub

Topics include: Taking a Hike; Birds and Animal Tracks; Let's Go Camping; Pond Exploration and Fishing; Bees & Pollinators; Watersports; All About Trees; Weather and Sky


  • Virtual 4-H SPIN Club - Investigating Electricity - Join Hamilton County 4-H Volunteer Dean Rettig for the “Investigating Electricity” Virtual Special Interest (SPIN) Club!  Tuesday's and Thursday's June 2-18 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.  Click here to register:  https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_beLF8Kl32cA7AEt
  •  Session 1 - Introduction; Going back and forth (galvanometer - AC vs DC)

Session 2 - The Electric Detective’s Most Important Tool (Intro to Multi-Meter / volt-ohm meter); To Flow or Not To Flow (conductors vs insulators)

Session 3 - Ohm's Law (water bottle / garden hose demo); Decoding Circuit diagrams (Into to Circuit diagrams)

Session 4 - Case of the Series Circuit - measuring voltages across items in series circuit; Case of the Parallel Circuit

Session 5 - Circuit Sense - more complicated circuits diagrams; Short Circuits

Session 6 - Making a 3-way switch

Equipment List: Amazon Wish List:   Volt/Ohm meter aka Multi-meter; AA or D batteries; battery holder; paper clips; 22 or 24 gauge wire; compass; cardboard; flashlight bulb; bulb holder