Monroe County

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4-H Electric

March 5, 2020

SUPERINTENDENT: Ben Lisby 812-360-5302

Monroe County Achievement Record Sheet required

Every Exhibit requires a note be attached to it, explaining the project and its intended use, and a reference list indicating where information was obtained, giving credit to the original author.

DIVISION 1 - Make a circuit board, no larger than 6” by 6”, using the kit provided. Label parallel or series circuit. What I Have Done and What I Have Learned form (included in project book or available online) is required for county exhibition only.

DIVISION 2 - Make a magnetic powered flashlight or exhibit a poster as outlined in the project manual.

DIVISION 3: Make one of the following: If the exhibit is not a poster, attach a note explaining how it is to be used.

DIVISION 4 - A made or remade lamp OR display board or poster on any topic covered in the project manual.

ADVANCED DIVISION 5-10 - 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: If the exhibit is not a poster, attach a note explaining how it is to be used.

  1. An article based on wiring around the home, farm, or facility, etc.
  2. An article made in the area of heating and cooling
  3. An article made in the area of lighting
  4. 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)
  5. An article made in the area of power
  6. A written report on: consumer buying, better electrical methods, or electrical careers.
  7. 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.
  8. 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. Display board should be appropriately sized for the displayed equipment.
  9. 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 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 YouTube account with the video being made public and the link submitted for evaluation.

**For other exhibit ideas, refer to the Advanced Electric Project Resource Ideas, 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.


AWARDS: Indiana Electric Association and Statewide Rural Electric Cooperatives will provide awards.

State Fair Entry: ONE entry from each division

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