Electric Project

Learn about electricity and how it’s used to benefit the human race while doing fun-filled, hands-on learning experiences! Develop project skills (safe practices, proper use of fuses & circuit breakers, proper lighting & wiring techniques), along with life skills (decision-making, using science & technology, developing communication skills).

electric project information

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Marion County 4-H Home

How can you showcase what you learned?

Enter an electric project from those available in Levels I, II, III, IV, & V, or a poster showcasing what you learned, to be judged at the Marion County Showcase.

What are the guidelines for showcasing/ exhibiting your project at the fair?
exhibit guidelines
    • Cloverbud 4-H members: May exhibit any project showing what you have learned about electricity, such as:
      • Poster or notebook of things in your home and/or school that uses electricity to run, about being safe with electricity, about where electricity comes from, or explaining how magnets work or about experiments you did with magnets.
        • Note: A reference list must be included with your poster, or notebook.
      • Make an electromagnet.
      • Make a battery from a potato.
    • Note: A reference list must be included with your poster or notebook.
    • Contact the Marion County Extension Office to inquire about electricity kits/supplies that may be available for purchase.


  • Cloverbud 4-H members--no scorecard
 Classic 4-H members: Could your project advance to the state fair? Yes

How can you learn more about this project? (e.g., manuals, workshops)

Cloverbuds can use these fun resources to learn more about electricity:

Classic 4-H members can learn more about electricity with the help of these resources:

 Keep track of the skills and knowledge you learn using a record sheet. Visit the Indiana 4-H Electricity webpage for more resources.

No changes for 2022, but Electric had significant changes for 2021.  Please make sure you are aware of those changes when reading the guidelines.