Aquatic Science

AQUATIC SCIENCE - 2014

Project Check-in SATURDAY, JULY 12, 9:00 am – 12:00 Noon

Judging, SATURDAY, JULY 12, 12:30 p.m.

 No State Fair Exhibit  

 Note: USE SPECIAL EXHIBIT LABEL FROM THE EXTENSION OFFICE advanced divisions only.

Fish Bowl Division:

PROJECT COMPLETION

Turn in completed record sheets to finish the project.

 Exhibit: 1 aquatic animal in a bowl* or Betta bowl*.

Plants, gravel and backing are optional.

Bowl* is also defined as a 1 gallon or smaller tank, bowl or container to house an aquatic animal.

You may exhibit a tank in the regular division and a fish bowl or Betta bowl.

4-H Members in any grade may enter the Fish Bowl Division and may enter it as many years as they would like.

 

Poster Option

PROJECT COMPLETION

Turn in completed record sheets to finish the project.

 EXHIBIT: An educational poster. Exhibits should be focused on topics listed in the Aquatic Science Manual

 

Divisions 1, 2, & 3

PROJECT COMPLETION

Turn in completed record sheets to finish the project.

 EXHIBIT: One aquatic animal or a pair of aquatic animals in a 2 1/2 to 5 gallon tank. Use only a plain paper backing for the tank. Plants and gravel are optional.

 

Divisions 4, 5, & 6

PROJECT COMPLETION

Turn in completed record sheets to finish the project.

 EXHIBIT: Your exhibit will be a community tank with the number of aquatic animal proportional to the tank size. The tank will be 5 to 10 gallons in size. You should attempt to achieve natural surroundings for your fish with the least amount of artificial accessories. All equipment needed must be provided by you. Gravel and background are required but plants and lighting are optional.

 

 Divisions 7 & above

PROJECT COMPLETION

Turn in completed record sheets to finish the project.

 EXHIBIT: Your tank should fit into one of these classes:

  1. Educational - having a message to promote the interest of the aquarium hobby
  2. Aquarium Beautiful Natural - using all natural accessories, arrange ornaments to create your own image. In Aquarium Beautiful classes, no gro-lux, ultraviolet or colored bulbs permitted.
  3. Aquarium Beautiful Artificial - same as above only using artificial ornaments to create your own image. In Aquarium Beautiful classes, no gro-lux, ultraviolet or colored bulbs permitted.
  4. Spawning 7 or more fry - must be fish the exhibitor has spawned, tank size 10 to 15 gallons. Background and gravel required but plants and lighting optional according to your class.

 

 

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