4-H ELECTRIC **2020 CHANGES**
The 4-H electricity/electronics program provides youth with educational information about electricity and how it can be used to benefit the human race. The electricity/electronics program develops project skills (i.e., safe practices, proper use of fuses and circuit breakers, proper lighting techniques, proper wiring techniques) and life skills (i.e., decision-making, using science and technology, developing communication skills).
Project Leader: Stephanie Johnson 219-866-4601
- ALL completed manuals/activity books must be turned in to the 4‑H Club leader by July 8, and must be securely attached in the green “Indiana 4‑H Club Member's Record Book.”
If any part of your exhibit is on a poster, it must follow the poster rules stated in the front of this Insight book. It is REQUIRED that all posters, notebooks, and display boards 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 website 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 a part of the display visible to the public. A judge is not to discredit an exhibit for the manner in which references are listed.
Division I- Getting on Track with Electricity - (4H421)1 State Fair entry
Exhibit: Circuit board no larger than 6” x 6” (using kit provided, label parallel or series circuit). “What I Have Done and Learned” is required for county only.
Division II - Scoring Electricity Through Magnetism(4-H422)- 1 State Fair entry
Exhibit: Make a magnetic powered flashlight or exhibit a poster (22" x 28") on a topic described in the manual
Division III - Alternating Your Thoughts About Electricity(4-H423)- 1 State Fair entry
Exhibit one of the following: an extension cord, trouble light, or poster, as outlined in project manual.
Division IV - Lighting the Way(4-H1000) - 1 State Fair entry
Exhibit: one of the following:
- Made or remade lamp
- Display board of topic in manual. Display boards should be appropriately sized for the displayed equipment.
- Poster on any topic covered in manual.
Advanced Division (Years 5-10 in project)
“Electricity and Electronics” is a book that 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 ONE of the following:
- An article based on wiring around the home, farm, or facility, etc.
- 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 showing home wiring (3-way switch, 4-way switch, GFCI Grounding, Circuit Protection, etc.) or any topic covered in the Advanced Division manual.
- Create a video showing the work accomplished and skills learned. This video should include the same type of information as required in written notebook listed above. This video is to be no more than ten minutes in length and formatted as MP3 or MP4 and submitted on a thumb drive. This video can also be uploaded to a You Tube account with the video being made public and the link submitted for evaluation.
**For other exhibit ideas, refer to the Advanced Electric Project ideas resource available on the Indiana 4-H Electric project page.
**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. If the exhibit is not a poster, attach a note explaining how it is to be used. Display boards should be appropriately sized for the displayed equipment.
The Indiana Electric Association and Indiana Statewide Rural Electric Cooperative will sponsor electric awards, to be awarded during 4-H Awards Program, Thursday evening.