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Entomology

March 7, 2017

This is your online resource for the 4-H Entomology project. The record sheet is 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 mille330@purdue.edu.

 

Here are the requirements for this project:

ENTOMOLOGY

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.

 

Create an exhibit that shows the public what you learned in the entomology project this year. Complete 4 required activities in project manual and bring the manual to judging.

 

Important Notes

Note: Judges will deduct points for collections with more or less than the specified number of insects.

 

  1. Top label is to include collection date, location and collector name.
  2. Bottom label is to include common name and other optional identification data

 

Grade

Display

Max. #
Collection Boxes

 

3

10 insects, identified and pinned on cards (ID 401A)

1

4

20 insects, mounted (pins or vials). Identify all insects by common name and identify five (5) to order. Include card ID 401B.

1

5

30 insects, mounted (pins or vials). Identify all insects by common name and identify 15 to order. Include ID 401C.

1

6

40 insects, exhibit a minimum of 6 orders, mounted (pins or vials). Identify all insects by common name and order. Include ID 401D.

2

7

50 insects, exhibit a minimum of 8 orders, mounted (pins or vials). Identify all insects by common name and order. Identify ten (10) to family. Include card ID 401E.

2

8

60 insects, exhibit a minimum of 10 orders, mounted (pins or vials). Identify all insects by common name and order. Identify 30 to family. Include card ID 401F.

2

9

70 insects, exhibit a minimum of 12 orders, mounted (pins or vials). Identify all insects by common name, order, and family. One educational box, theme: insect behavior. Include card ID 401I (1-3 collection boxes plus 1 educational box*).  Place *ID 401I in first collection box only. Card ID 401 I  download

3

10

80 insects, exhibit a minimum of 14 orders, mounted (pins or vials). Identify all insects by common name, order, and family. One educational box, theme: insect pest management. Include card ID 401I.  (1-3 collection boxes plus 1 educational box*).  Place ID 401I in first collection box only.  Card ID 401 I download

3

11

90 insects, exhibit a minimum of 16 orders, mounted (pins or vials). Identify all insects by common name, order, and family. One educational box, theme: insects in the environment.  Include card ID 401I.  (1-3 collection boxes plus 1 educational box*).  Place ID 401I in first collection box only. Card ID 401 I download

3

12

100 insects, exhibit a minimum of 18 orders, mounted (pins or vials). Identify all insects by common name, order, and family. One educational box, theme: benefits of insects.  Include card ID 401I.  (1-3 collection boxes plus 1 educational box*).  Place ID 401I in first collection box only. Card ID 401 I download                                                                                                       

3

*Educational box: The educational box (grades 9-12) is in addition to the insect display box(es). This box should be created in such a way as to teach something about the assigned theme to the general public.

Poster Exhibit Requirements

Create an exhibit that shows the public what you learned in the entomology project this year. Posters are to be displayed horizontally, sized 22”x28”, mounted on a firm backing (foam-core board or other), and covered in clear plastic or other transparent material. Choose one of the topics listed below, appropriate for your grade in school, and use that topic for your exhibit title, so the judges know which activity you completed. You can also use a creative subtitle if you wish.

Level 1 (Grades 3-5) Poster

    Display a poster based on the following activities:

Level 2 (Grades 6-8) Poster

    Display a poster based on the following activities:

Level 3 (Grades9-12)

    Display a poster based on the following activities:

Independent Study (Grades 9-12)

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