This is your online resource for the 4-H Electric project. The record sheets are below. If you have any questions, please refer to the 4-H Handbook or contact the Extension Office.
*If you have trouble accessing any of these documents below because of a disability, please contact the Jackson Co. Extension Office at (812) 358-6101 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are the requirements for this project:
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.
4-H member must fill out record sheet to be turned in with the green/white record book.
- Make a circuit board
- Conduct a Hazard Hunt
- Complete your record
Exhibit at your local or county fair a circuit board (using kit provided, label parallel or series circuit). “What I Have Done and Learned” is not required.
- Make a magnetic powered flashlight or exhibit a poster (22”x28”) on a topic described in the manual.
- Complete your record.
Exhibit at your local or county fair either: magnetic powered flashlight or a poster (22”x28”) as outlined in the project manual or project CD.
- Make one of the following:
- Build an extension cord using all new parts
- Build an incandescent trouble light using all new parts
- Build a florescent trouble light using all new parts
- Repair an extension cord or trouble light by replacing the cord, plug, connector body or socket handle with a new part(s).
- Create a poster about
- Wire size
- Wire type
- Current carrying capacity
- The parts of an extension cord or trouble light
- An important safety-related topic
- Any topic covered in the Division III manual
All poster exhibits are to be displayed horizontally, sized 22”x28,” 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.
- 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.
- Complete the activities presented in the manual.
- Make or remake a lamp, or make a poster or display board on any topic covered in the manual.
- Complete your record.
Exhibit – Exhibit one of the following at your county fair:
- Made or remade lamp
- Display board on any topic covered in manual
- Poster on any topic covered in manual
All poster exhibits are to be displayed horizontally, sized 22”x28,” 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.
Advanced Divisions 5-10
(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.)
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.
Exhibit – Exhibit one of the following:
- An article made in the area of heating and cooling
- An article made in the area of lighting
- An article made in the area of electronics (advanced division electronic projects may contain and use molded plugs if they are part of the electronic kit)
- An article made in the area of power
- A written report on: consumer buying, better electrical methods, or electrical careers.
- A written notebook report with photos of individual steps (close-up) and overall work, illustrations, explanation of each step performed, explanation of overall work done, reasons for performing work, reasons for selecting materials used, list of materials used and prices (budget), schematics, etc. of electric project. This option allows you to use your imagination and complete any electrical project that you cannot physically bring to the fair to exhibit. You could wire a room in a house, the barn, outdoor lighting, indoor lighting, control systems, alarm systems, etc.
- Display board (no larger than 36”x36”x36”) showing home wiring (3-way switch, 4-way switch, GFCI Grounding, Circuit Protection, etc.) or any topic covered in the Advanced Division manual.
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.