4-H Aerospace Project
Each member will be required to complete three 4-H Aerospace manual activities or write a report of
200-250 words on a person, event or activity related to flight or aerospace, in accordance with
general guidelines 4a, which must be turned in with the project exhibit at project check-in.
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 include- ed as part of the display
visible to the public. A judge is not to discredit an exhibit for the way references are listed.
Posters are to be 22” x 28” and displayed horizontally and placed in a clear plastic sleeve or
covered with clear plastic to protect contents. Display boards should be designed to sit on a table
using no more than 36” of tab letup space. Space should be left in the lower right hand corner to
place an exhibit tag provided by Purdue Extension staff.
Judges evaluating exhibits should recognize individual differences and creativity, therefore using
information in this document as a guide rather than a requirement.
“Ready to Fly” and E2X rockets are not permitted. Rockets may be exhibited with a base, but launch
pads are not permitted. All rockets must weigh less than 3.3 pounds and considered an amateur
rocket according to FAA regulations. Remote control aircraft or drones may be constructed from a
kit or purchased ready-to-fly. The power source (rocket engine, battery pack, etc.) is to be
removed before being placed in public exhibition.
Beginner Guidelines (3rd - 5th)
Intermediate Guidelines (6th - 8th)