Aerospace

AEROSPACE - 2015

Project Check-in and Judging SATURDAY, JULY 11—9:00 am – 11:45 a.m.

6 State Fair Exhibits (3 rockets & 3 poster/ displays – 1 from each Stage)

 In Aerospace, you need to enroll in a Stage based upon your grade level as of January 1st of the current year. Under each Stage, you then select a level according to your ability. You may choose the current grade level or if you are a first time rocket building you may select a lower grade level within the Stage.No “Ready to Fly” or E2X rockets are acceptable in the 4-H Aerospace project.

For example: if you are in 5th grade and enrolling in Aerospace for the first time, you could select Stage 2 – Beginner. If you are in 8th grade and enrolling in Aerospace for a second time, you could select Stage 3 – Intermediate. If you are in 11th grade and enrolling in Aerospace for the first time, you could select Stage 4 – Beginner. If you have questions, please contact either the Aerospace Project Leader or the Extension Office.

 

Stage 2 – Beginner (Grades: 3 - 5) - PROJECT COMPLETION: Turn in completed activity and record sheet to finish the project.

 EXHIBIT:Construct and exhibit one model rocket of your choice, Estes Skills Level 1, 2, 3 or comparable difficultly (No “Ready to Fly” or E2X rockets are acceptable in the 4-H Aerospace project) AND/OR a poster, display board on any topic in manual (i.e. construct a paper airplane with a poster explaining why you designed it the way you did.) *It is recommended/suggested that all posters, notebooks and display board include a reference list indicating where information was obtained, giving credit to the original author, to complete the 4-H member’s exhibit. This reference list should/might include web site links, people and professionals interviewed, books, magazines, etc. It is recommended this reference list be attached to the back of a poster or display board, be the last page of a notebook, or included as part of the display visible to the public. A judge is not to discredit an exhibit for the manner in which references are listed or a lack thereof.

 See Launching Guidelines at end of STAGE 4.

 

Stage 3 – Intermediate (Grades 6 - 8) - PROJECT COMPLETION:  Turn in completed activity and record sheet to finish the project.

 EXHIBIT: Construct and exhibit one model rocket or other aerodynamic object of your choice, Estes Skills Level 2, 3 or 4 comparable difficultly (No “Ready to Fly” or E2X rockets are acceptable in the 4-H Aerospace project) AND/OR a poster or display board on any topic in manual (i.e. glider plane (page 18) with poster explaining design.) *It is recommended/suggested that all posters, notebooks and display board include a reference list indicating where information was obtained, giving credit to the original author, to complete the 4-H member’s exhibit. This reference list should/might include web site links, people and professionals interviewed, books, magazines, etc. It is recommended this reference list be attached to the back of a poster or display board, be the last page of a notebook, or included as part of the display visible to the public. A judge is not to discredit an exhibit for the manner in which references are listed or a lack thereof.

 See Launching Guidelines at end of STAGE 4.

 

Stage 4 – Advanced (Grades 9 - 12) - PROJECT COMPLETION:  Turn in completed activity record sheet to finish the project.

 EXHIBIT: Construct and exhibit on rocket of your choice, Box kite or other aerodynamic object of your choice which illustrates principles of flight (Note: Rockets must be a skill level 2 or higher) AND/OR poster, display board on any topic in the manual (i.e., box kite (page 20) with poster explanation.)                                    

*It is recommended/suggested that all posters, notebooks and display board include a reference list indicating where information was obtained, giving credit to the original author, to complete the 4-H member’s exhibit. This reference list should/might include web site links, people and professionals interviewed, books, magazines, etc. It is recommended this reference list be attached to the back of a poster or display board, be the last page of a notebook, or included as part of the display visible to the public. A judge is not to discredit an exhibit for the manner in which references are listed or a lack thereof.

 

LAUNCHING GUIDELINES

 The rocket judging will be held on Saturday during project check-in. 4-H members are not required to be present during the rocket judging but it is recommended. 4-H members will have the opportunity to launch their rockets on Friday morning during fair week. If a 4-H member has a rocket selected for State Fair, they have the option of launching that rocket or a substitute one.

  • No alternating from the basic rocket kit. (Scratch built rockets are acceptable.)
  • Launch pad angle should be no more than 30'.
  • Only 4-H members allowed in launch area.
  • Each member will be allowed to launch their rocket once.
  • Rockets will be launched by divisions with each member having their turn.

 

By Melva A Stamberger, Extension Educator - 4-H Youth Development
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