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Youth to participate in world’s largest youth-led experiment exploring the science of distracted driving


Chosen from entries across the world, Oregon State Extension Services’ 4-H Program, in partnership with Vernier Software & Technology, produced the winning science experiment that will be conducted worldwide October 7.

As part of the 4-H National Youth Science Day, youth across Oregon will join more than 70,000 youth across the world running the science experiment, titled “Motion Commotion,” that combines cars, calculators and cell phones to show how physics principles influence a pressing problem among U.S. teens – distracted driving.

The hands-on science experiment, held from 4-6 p.m. October 7 at Highland Park Middle School in Beaverton, uses everyday materials, including a toy car, modeling clay, ruler, calculator and cell phone, to explore physics in the real-world.

The 4-H Program is housed in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences.

Learn more about the event.