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Small Engines

February 27, 2020

Small Engines

General Rules:

1. Posters must be 22” x 28”, displayed horizontally.

2. Posters should be mounted on a stiff backing – plywood, foam board or very stiff cardboard, covered in plastic.

3. For more information about poster construction, see “Poster Construction Hints” in the front of the Rule Book.

4. 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 or a lack thereof.

5. Do at least three (3) activities each year in your manual. Be sure to record the completed activities in the special section located in the front of the manual.

6. One poster or educational exhibit from each of the three (3) categories will be selected for exhibit at the State Fair.

7. Display board requirements:

 

Small Engines 1, Crank It Up!

1. For youth in grades 3 – 5, as of January 1, year of the Fair.

2. Make a poster or educational display and exhibit it at the Fair and/or do an Action Demonstration.

3. Exhibit possibilities might include:

• Picture poster showing what you have learned about small engines

• Display of basic tools needed to maintain a small engine.

• An educational display related to what you have learned about two-cycle engines.

• An educational display related to what you have learned about four-stroke engines.

• An educational display showing proper maintenance and care of a lawn mower.

• Small engines parts display board with a brief explanation of the purpose of the parts and how they work.

• Display related to some system that you learned about in small engines (filters, cooling, ignition, etc.)

4. Present an Action Demonstration on any aspect of small engines covered in the manual. Watch for the Action Demonstration schedule in the July  4-H Newsletter.

 

Small Engines 2, Warm It Up!

1. For youth in grades 6 – 8, as of January 1, year of the Fair.

2. Make a poster or educational display and exhibit it at the Fair and/or do an Action Demonstration.

3. Exhibit possibilities might include:

• An educational display comparing the different types of engines.

• An educational poster illustrating and explaining the internal parts of an engine.

• An educational display showing how transmissions work.

• An educational display showing how to conduct a compression check.

• An educational display showing how to adjust a carburetor.

• A display using a real small engine with a brief explanation showing steps in preparing a small engine for display.

• Carburetor parts display board with a brief explanation of the purpose of the parts and how they work together.

• An income and expense record of your lawn mowing business, including costs, hours worked, pay for individual jobs, etc.

4. Present an Action Demonstration on any aspect of small engines covered in the manual. Watch for the Action Demonstration schedule in the July  4-H Newsletter.

 

Small Engines 3, Tune It Up!

1. For youth in grades 9 – 12, as of January 1, year of the Fair.

2. Make a poster or educational display and exhibit it at the Fair and/or do an Action Demonstration.

3. Exhibit possibilities might include:

• An educational display showing how to use diagnostic tools on small engines.

• An educational display showing how to tear down and reassemble a small engine.

• An educational display related to the electrical system of a small engine.

• An educational display about emissions systems on small engines and future trends.

• An educational display showing how to remove and sharpen a mower blade.

• An educational display about careers in small engines.

• An educational display about your work in finding resources about small engines on the Internet.

• An educational display about trouble-shooting common problems with small engines.

• An educational display about small engines designs.

• Any educational display related to what you have learned in this project.

4. Present an Action Demonstration on any aspect of small engines covered in the manual. Watch for the Action Demonstration schedule in the July 4-H Newsletter.

 

For more information, visit the Small Engine Project page of the Indiana State 4-H Website.

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