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4-H Entomology

February 26, 2019

SUPERINTENDENT: Kimberly Paurazas 606-8116

Monroe County Achievement Record Sheet required

INSECT COLLECTION OPTION: GRADES 3-12

Important Notes

  1. 4-H 764 “How to Study, Collect, Preserve, and Identify Insects”
  2. ID-401 “How to make an Awesome Insect Collection” (available at extension.entm.purdue.edu/401Book/default.php?page=home
  1. Collection – Insect Collection, Grade X (where X = your grade in school)
  2. Poster – Choose one of the topics listed below, appropriate for your grade in school and use that topic for your exhibit title.
  1. Use the orders listed in the reference material above, which are found on page 57 in ID-401 and the Table of Contents in 4-H 764.
  1. Collect and mount (pins or vials) and identify the insects personally collected in the U.S. only.
  2. Display your best specimens in an 18”X24” box(es), oriented horizontally. When multiple boxes are used, list the box order (i.e. “box 1 of 3 boxes”), and include your name on each box.
  3. ID 401 A-F cards (for grades 3-8) and 401-I cards (for grades 9-12) are to be placed inside the display box in an attractive manner.
  1. Collection display boxes are expected to include the specified number of insects, families and orders (see chart below).
  2. All insects must be in the adult stage and be properly mounted on insect pins or be contained in insect vials as directed.
  3. Pin Labels: Each pin or vial must contain two labels. Top label is to include collection date, location, and collector name. Bottom label is to include common name and other optional identification data.

*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.

INSECT POSTER OPTION: Display a 22” x 28” poster (see general poster rules). Choose one of the topics listed below, appropriate for your grade 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. You must choose a new topic each year.

LEVEL 1: Grades 3 - 5

Display a poster based on one of the following activities:

LEVEL 2: Grades 6 - 8

Display a poster based on one of the following activities:

LEVEL 3: Grades 9 - 12

Display a poster based on one of the following activities:

INDEPENDENT STUDY: Grades 9 - 12

State Fair Entry: ONE Poster & ONE Collection from each level

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