STATE FAIR: One State Fair Entry per division that fits requirements.

OBJECTIVE: Learn to observe and record weather data on wind, temperature and clouds. Complete all work and conduct experiments.

DIVISIONS/LEVELS:

DIVISIONS/LEVELS:

Level 1                                 Grades 3 – 5                      
Level 2                                 Grades 6 – 8                       
Level 3                                 Grades 9 – 12 
Independent Study           Grades 10 – 12
Mentoring                            Grades 9 - 12

MANUALS: Manuals may be downloaded from the links listed below;

Level 1 (grades 3-5) 4-H-1023-W 4-H Weather and Climate Science,
https://mdc.itap.purdue.edu/item.asp?Item_Number=4-H-1023-W#.Va_4mOJVhBd

Level 2 (grades 6-8) 4-H-1024-W 4-H Weather and Climate Science,
https://mdc.itap.purdue.edu/item.asp?Item_Number=4-H-1024-W#.Va_4fOJVhBd

Level 3 (grades 9-12) 4-H-1025-W 4-H Weather and Climate Science,
https://mdc.itap.purdue.edu/item.asp?Item_Number=4-H-1025-W#.Va_4i-JVhBd

Record Sheets: Weather and Climate Science Record Sheet (all Levels)
                         Weather Independent Study Record Sheet (Advance)
                         Weather Independent Study Record Sheet (Mentoring)

PROJECT EXHIBIT REQUIREMENTS:

  • Create an exhibit that shows the public what you learned in the weather and climate project this year.

  • Poster exhibits must be displayed horizontally, sized 22" x 28" foam-core board or poster board mounted on a firm backing, and covered in clear plastic or other transparent material. Notebook exhibits must be displayed in a standard three ring binder.

  • Choose one of the options listed below, appropriate for your grade in school.

  • Use an appropriate exhibit title.

  • Be sure to include a Howard County Exhibit Card with your name, grade, 4-H club, and county in the lower right hand corner.

LEVEL 1 (Grade 3 – 5)
EXHIBIT: One (1) of the following and turn in a completed record sheet:

  1. A poster related to an activity from the Level 1 manual.

  2. A poster and/or notebook of a weather or climate related science experiment appropriate for grades 3-5.

LEVEL 2 (Grade 6 - 8)
EXHIBIT:
One (1) of the following and turn in a completed record sheet:

  1. A poster related to an activity from the Level 2 manual.

  2. A poster and/or notebook of a weather or climate related science experiment appropriate for grades 6-8.


LEVEL 3 (Grades 9 - 12)
EXHIBIT:
One (1) of the following and turn in a completed record sheet:

  1. A poster related to an activity from the Level 3 manual.

  2. A poster and/or notebook of a weather or climate related science experiment appropriate for grades 9-12.

INDEPENDENT STUDY (Grade 9 – 12)
EXHIBIT: Learn all you can about a weather and/or climate topic, program, facility, project, etc. and present it on a poster or in a notebook. Include a short manuscript, pictures, graphs, and list the works cited to describe what you did and what you learned. Title your poster or notebook, "Advanced Weather and Climate Science - Independent Study."

MENTORING (Grade 9 – 12)
EXHIBIT: Exhibit a poster or notebook that shows how you mentored a younger 4-H member. Include your planning, the time you spent, the challenges and advantages of mentoring, and how the experience might be useful in your life. Photographs and other documentation are encouraged. Title your poster, "Advanced Weather and Climate Science - Mentor."

Indiana 4-H Weather website

Weather Leader's Guide

Note: You will find the project summary, record sheets and other important information in the related information. The files can be opened at the bottom of the page.