Carthage school


Carthage CASE Program (5-8), After School Enrichment

Session 1: Oct 21st – Dec 19th
Session 2: Jan 6th – March 12th
Session 3: Mar 16th – May 14th 

  • Hands-on STEM (Sessions 1, 2, & 3) - This program teaches youth to utilize all aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. They will learn what the "Maker Space" has to offer such as; 3-D Printing, Stop Motion, Robots, Bloxels, and Ozobots. Activities will offer building challenges utilizing everyday items such as Popsicle sticks, straws, toothpicks to solve problems utilizing math and engineering.
  • Entrepreneurship “Shark Tank” (Session 1) - This program will teach youth the fundamentals of business practices and allow them to incorporate their own imaginations and creativity as they create new products. At the end of December, each group will be presenting their final presentations to community and school leaders. Youth will showcase their own prototypes and explaining their business plans. The community and school leaders (Sharks) will then be allowed to ask them questions about their product and business and can even hypothetically offer their expertise for a stake, royalties, or equity.
  • PlasmaCam Metal Art (Sessions 2 & 3) - This program teaches youth about product design through use of the school's industrial plasma cutter and metal shop tools. With the equipment, the students will be able to create their own images, and custom text - to create metal sign art. They will then touch up any edges with handtools and spray paint for finish. Once the products are complete, students will market and sell their products..
  • CSI Forensics (Sessions 1 & 2) -This program will teach youth the different aspects of forensic science and incorporate the way an investigation is operated. Youth will participate in interviewing suspects and witnesses, collecting evidence, conducting different types of analysis, identifying compounds, and building their skills to solve a mystery at the end. The different forms of analysis will include handwriting analysis, hairs and fibers, chromatography, blood splatter, and more. Activities will help youth to build on or develop skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, communication, and assertiveness.
  • Crazy Science (Session 1) – This program will teach youth the process of the scientific method. The goal of this program is to allow youth to participate in doing one science experiment every time we meet. The experiments will touch on chemical reactions, circuits, different forms of energy and how to conserve these forms of energy, chromatography, extracting our own DNA and many more. These experiments will help youth to develop and build on skills such as decision-making, critical thinking, assertiveness, and resilience. There will be times where our experiments do not yield the results we want and youth will have to try again by making adjustments to their experiments. 


Mitch McCormick
4-H After-School Director
(315) 788-8450 ext. 332

Last updated September 30, 2019