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4-H Woodworking Project

October 23, 2019
Woodworking

The 4-H wood sciences program provides youth with educational information about wood and how it can be used to construct items. The wood science project develops project skills (i.e., safe practices, using hand tools, using power tools, making specialized wood cuts) and life skills (i.e., decision-making, using science and technology, developing communication skills). These fun-filled, hands-on learning experiences are provided under the direction of caring adults.

 

Level A (grades 3-4)

Level B (grades 5-6)

Level C (grades 7-9)

Level D (grades 10-12)

 

 

Resources

State Wood Science (Woodworking) Website

Woodworking 1, Measuring Up (grades 3-4)

Woodworking 2, Making the Cut (grades 5-6)

Woodworking 3, Nailing it Together (grades 7-9)

Woodworking 4, Finishing Up (grades 10-12)

***Manuals can be purchased online at the Education Store or the Lake County Extension office

SCORECARDS can be found on the state website through the link above

Woodworking Additional Plans, Level 1

Woodworking Additional Plans, Level 2

General Exhibit Requirements

Manual Required (3 Activities)

  1. Record work on the Achievement Program Guidelines sheet on page 4 of manual.
  2. Include plans with exhibit. The Lake County 4-H exhibit label should be affixed to the exhibit.
  3. Outdoor items may be painted. Indoor items should have a suitable finish.
  4. State Fair entries: one from each level. Member may be responsible for transportation to and from State Fair.
  5. See “General Rules” for poster requirements. 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.

Level A (grades 3-4), choose one:

  1. Exhibit one article of choice made during the current 4-H program year demonstrating a minimum of five (5) techniques outlined in the Indiana 4-H Woodworking Tools, Techniques and Skills Chart 4-H 6875C-W. Exhibits may also include higher level techniques that have been mastered. Any higher level techniques will not be counted as part of the minimum five, but nevertheless will be evaluated for quality. A woodworking skills sheet is to be submitted with the exhibit for judging.
  2. Exhibit a poster on any topic covered in the manual.

Level B (grades 5-6), choose one:

  1. Exhibit one article of choice made during the current 4-H program year demonstrating a minimum of five (5) techniques outlined in the Indiana 4-H Woodworking Tools, Techniques and Skills Chart 4-H 6875C-W. Exhibits may also include lower and/or higher level techniques that have been mastered. Any lower/higher level techniques will not be counted as part of the minimum five, but nevertheless will be evaluated for quality. A woodworking skills sheet is to be submitted with the exhibit for judging.
  2. Exhibit a poster on any topic covered in the manual.

Level C (grades 7-9), choose one:       

  1. Exhibit one article of choice made during the current 4-H program year demonstrating a minimum of five (5) techniques outlined in the Indiana 4-H Woodworking Tools, Techniques and Skills Chart 4-H 6875C-W. Exhibits may also include lower and/or higher level techniques that have been mastered. Any lower/higher level techniques will not be counted as part of the minimum five, but nevertheless will be evaluated for quality. A woodworking skills sheet is to be submitted with the exhibit for judging.
  2. Exhibit a poster on any topic covered in the manual.

Level D (grades 10-12), choose one:   

  1. Exhibit one article of choice made during the current 4-H program year demonstrating a minimum of five (5) techniques outlined in the Indiana 4-H Woodworking Tools, Techniques and Skills Chart 4-H 6875C-W. Exhibits may also include lower level techniques that have been mastered. Any lower level techniques will not be counted as part of the minimum five, but nevertheless will be evaluated for quality. A woodworking skills sheet is to be submitted with the exhibit for judging.

      2. Exhibit a poster on any topic covered in the manual. 

 

Interested in sponsoring a trophy or award for this project? Please contact the project superintendent or Extension Office at 219-755-3240 to learn more!

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