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Electric

March 9, 2021

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

For Judging and Check-in information, consult the current 4-H Catalog.

For Resources such as Manuals, Record Sheets, and Score Cards see the Indiana 4-H Youth Development Project Page.

Advanced Electric has a specific Record Sheet for Adams County that is attached as a file after the Project & Exhibit Requirements below.

General Project Requirements:

  1. Project manuals and Exhibit Requirements are based on levels. 
  2. Members in Division 1-4 must complete three activities in the project manual each year along with a record sheet. Advanced division record sheet only.  Completed manual and record sheet must be turned in by the established and posted date.
  3. All posters, notebooks, displays, and exhibits should include a reference list indicating where information was obtained, giving credit to the original source. This reference list may include website links, people that helped you, books, magazines, etc. It is recommended that this reference list be attached to the back of a poster or display, be the last page of the notebook, or included as part of the display or exhibit visible to the public. A judge is not to discredit an exhibit for how references are presented.
  4. Each Level exhibit one article of choice displaying proper wiring techniques, made during the current 4-H program year. It must demonstrate a minimum of five (5) or more of the appropriate level of “Skills to be Attained” items as outlined in the “4-H Electric and Electronic Skills & Knowledge Chart”.
  5. A completed copy of the “Exhibit Skills & Knowledge Sheet” must accompany the project.                                                                          
  6. Premiums and Grand Champions will be determined by the method stated in the Adams County 4-H Governing Rules under the General Project Rules section.

Exhibit Requirements

Level 1-Grade 3

Exhibit one of the following:

  1. Make a circuit board (Partial kit available to purchase at Extension Office) 
    1. Base board size requirement is no larger than 6"x 6" Series/Parallel Circuit.  Pine board isrecommend for exhibit and 4-H’er can finish board as desired.
  2. Electromagnet
  3. Galvanometer
  4. Exhibit a poster 22” x 28” on a topic in the project manual.
  5. Display (appropriately sized for displayed equipment)
  6. Notebook/Report that covers any topic that is in the National 4-H Electric Curriculum Electricity Excitement Book 1 or Investigating Electricity Book 2, Purdue Extension website Level 1 activities/project sheets, or from the appropriate level of the Skills & Knowledge Chart.

Level 2-Grade 4

Exhibit one of the following:

  1. Make a magnetic powered shake flashlight with display
  2. Circuit board – 6” by 6” of Series/Parallel Circuit (with modifications if exhibited in Level 1)
  3. Electromagnet
  4. Galvanometer
  5. Electric Motor
  6. Exhibit a poster 22” x 28” on a topic in the project manual.
  7. Display (appropriately sized for displayed equipment)
  8. Notebook/Report that covers any topic that is in the National 4-H Electric Curriculum Electricity Excitement Book 1 or Investigating Electricity Book 2, Purdue Extension website Level 2 activities/project sheets, or from the appropriate level of the Skills & Knowledge Chart.

Level 3-Grade 5

Exhibit one of the following:

  1. Wiring Project – (ie. extension cord, trouble light, wire sizes and uses, plug configurations, test equipment, etc.)
  2. Electrical tool and supply kit
  3. Exhibit a poster 22” x 28” on a topic in the project manual.
  4. Display (appropriately sized for displayed equipment)
  5. Notebook/Report that covers any topic that is in the National 4-H Electric Curriculum Wired for Power Book 3, Purdue Extension website Level 3 activities/project sheets, or from the appropriate level of the Skills & Knowledge Chart.

Level 4-Grade 6

Exhibit one of the following:

  1. Wiring – Wire a lamp. The lamp can be a re-wired lamp or one that is built new.
  2. Electrical tool and supply kit
  3. Exhibit a poster 22” x 28” on a topic in the project manual.
  4. Display (appropriately sized for displayed equipment)
  5. Notebook/Report that covers any topic that is in the National 4-H Electric Curriculum Wired for Power Book 3, Purdue Extension website Level 4 activities/project sheets, or from the appropriate level of the Skills & Knowledge Chart.

Level 5-Grade 7-12

Exhibit one of the following:

  1. Equipment Wiring – including but not limited to: parts identification, appliance repair, lamps and other lighting, equipment wiring, control system, security system, topic that covers safety, motors/generators, electric heating, heat pumps, AC, water heaters, and other electric equipment.
  2. Home Wiring – included by not limited to any circuits found in the wiring of a house or “barn”, service entrance, switching, receptacles, generator transfer circuit, safety, electrical math, and others.
  3. Electronic Equipment – Any project or kit containing transistors or integrated circuits or vacuum tubes such as radio, TV, computer, robot, cell phone, and others.
  4. Exhibit a poster 22” x 28” on a topic in the project manual.
  5. Display (appropriately sized for displayed equipment)
  6. Notebook/Report that covers any topic that is in the National 4-H Electric Curriculum Entering Electronics, Purdue Extension website Level 5 activities/project sheets, or from the appropriate level of the Skills & Knowledge Chart.
  7. Video Presentation Create a video showing the work accomplished and skills learned. This video should include the same type of information as required in written notebook listed above. This video is to be no more than ten minutes in length and formatted as MP4 and submitted on a thumb drive. This video can also be uploaded to a YouTube account with the video being made public and the link submitted for evaluation.

 

 

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