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Electric

January 9, 2020

STATE FAIR ENTRY: One entry per Division 1, 2, 3, 4, and Advanced.

Div. I – Getting on Track with Electricity, 4-H 421 and Record Sheet 4-H 421a ; Div. II – Scoring Electricity Through Magnetism, 4-H 422 and Record Sheet 4-H 422a; Div. III – Alternating Your Thoughts About Electricity, 4-H 423 and Record Sheet 4-H 423a; Div. IV –Lighting The Way, 4-H 1000 and Record Sheet1000a-W; Advanced Div. – Electricity Works for You, 4-H 425 and Record Sheet 4-H 425a. Turn in completed Record

Exhibit Introduction

See pages 13 and 14 for poster requirements. 

 

EXHIBIT REQUIREMENTS

Level: Division I

  1. Make a circuit board no larger than 6” x 6”.. Kits can be obtained through your county Extension Office.
  2. Conduct a Hazard Hunt.
  3. Complete your record.

 

Level: Division II

  1. Make a magnetic powered flashlight or exhibit a poster (22" x 28") on a topic described in the manual.
  2. Complete your record.

 

Level: Division III

  1. Make one of the following:
    1. Build an extension cord using all new parts
    2. Build an incandescent trouble light using all new parts
    3. Build a fluorescent trouble light using all new parts
    4. Repair an extension cord or trouble light by replacing the cord, plug, connector body or socket handle with a new part(s).
    5. Create a poster about wire size
  1. Complete your record.

Note: For parameters on any of the above project options, see the Division III electric manual

  1. If the exhibit is not a poster, attach a note explaining how it is to be used.

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Level: Division IV

Made or remade lamp Display board of appropriate size on any topic covered in manual Poster on any topic covered in this manual If the exhibit is not a poster, attach a note explaining how it is to be used.

  1. Complete the activities presented in the manual.
  2. Make or remake a lamp, or make a poster or display board on any topic covered in the manual
  3. Complete your record

 

Level: Advanced Divisions 5-10 Electricity & Electronics

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. Explore other resources at your local library, electricians, instructors, internet, etc. to provide guidance for your project. 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.

 

Exhibit ONE of the following:

  1. An article made in the area of heating and cooling
  2. An article based on wiring around the home, farm, or facility, etc.
  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
    1. 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,
    1. 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 of appropriate size showing home wiring (3-way switch, 4-way switch, GFCI Grounding, Circuit Protection, etc.) or any topic covered in the Advanced Division manual.
  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 above. This video is to be no more than 10 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.
  10. If the exhibit is not a poster, attach a note explaining how it is to be used.

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