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4-H Electric project

November 22, 2017

Electric

One (1) State Fair entry per division
Six possible county entries

 

Revised for 2018

The 4-H electricity/electronics program provides youth with educational information about electricity and how it can be used to benefit people. It develops project skills (i.e, safe practices, proper use of fuses and circuit breakers, proper lighting and wiring techniques, and life skills (decision-making, using science and technology, developing communication skills).

This project is organized into divisions and not grades; therefore, a youth cannot start in Division 3 without first completing Division 1 and Division 2. This is a project that builds on the previous division information in order to be successful in building the project.

For all divisions: Attach a note on a 3" x 5" card to your exhibit explaining what was done, why, and the intended use of the item.

All posters, notebooks, and display boards must 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.

Level: Division I

Project Completion Recommendations
1. Make a circuit board.
2. Conduct a Hazard Hunt.
3. Complete your record.

Exhibit
A circuit board (using kit provided, label parallel or series circuit). "What I Have Done and Learned" is not required.

Level: Division II

Project Completion Recommendations
1. Make a magnetic powered flashlight or exhibit a poster (22" x 28") on a topic
    described in the manual.
2. Complete your record

Exhibit Options
♣  A magnetic powered flashlight;
♣  A poster (22" x 28") as outlined in the project manual or project CD.

Requirements

Level: Division III                                                                                                               

Project Completion Recommendations

  1. Make one of the following:
    1. Build an extension cord using all new parts
    2. Build an incandescent trouble light using all new parts
    3. Build a fluorescent trouble light using all new parts
    4. Repair an extension cord or trouble light by replacing the cord, plug, connector body or socket handle with a new part(s);
    5. Create a poster about wire size wire type, current carrying capacity, the parts of an extension cord, trouble light, or an important safety-related topicany topic covered in the Division III manual

 All poster exhibits are to be displayed horizontally, sized 22"x 28", mounted on a firm backing (foam-core board or other) and covered in clear plastic or transparent material. Place standard identification label with your name, grade and county in the lower right-hand corner of the poster.

  1. Complete your record.

Note: For parameters on any of the above project options, see the Division III electric manual.

 Exhibit

*Exhibit at your local or county fair either: Extension cord; a trouble light or a poster as outlined in the project manual.  If the exhibit is not a poster, attach a note explaining how it is to be used.

Requirements

Level: Division IV                                                                                                              

Project Completion Recommendations

  1. Complete the activities presented in the manual.
  2. Make or remake a lamp, or make a poster or display board on any topic covered in the manual.
  3. Complete your record.


Exhibit

*Exhibit one of the following at your local county fair.

Made or remade lamp;

Display board on any topic covered in manual Poster on any topic covered in the manual;

If the exhibit is not a poster, attach a note explaining how it is to be used.

All poster exhibits are to be displayed horizontally, sized 22" x 28", mount on a firm backing (foam-core board or other) and covered in clear plastic or transparent material. Place standard identification label  with your name, grade and county in the lower right-hand corner of the poster. 

Requirements                                                                                                                                            

Level: Advanced Divisions 5-10 Electricity & Electronics (This book is being updated and you may find other resources at your local library, electricians, instructors, internet, etc. to provide guidance for your project.)

Project Completion Recommendations

The Advanced Division is split into two different categories. One area is “Advanced Electric 5-10” and the second is “Advanced Electronics 5-10.” You may choose one category for your Advanced 5-10 exhibit.

Each county may submit one advanced electric and one advance electronic exhibit to the state fair.

Exhibit

Exhibit ONE of the following:

Attach to the exhibit any kit instructions or book/manuals if you feel they will help explain the operation of the exhibit. This may be important for advanced electronic projects. 

If the exhibit is not a poster, attach a note explaining how it is to be used.

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