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Small Engines

February 13, 2020

SMALL ENGINES
State Fair Entries: One per Level (3)

GREEN RECORD BOOK COMPLETION REQUIREMENT:
• Complete a Shelby County Record Sheet.
EXHIBIT GUIDELINES:
• See Poster Guidelines on Page 62 of the Shelby County Handbook.
• The actual small engine may be displayed. It must be mounted on a stable base no larger than 30” x 30”. For safety reasons, all fluids (fuel and oil) must be removed. Note: It is strongly suggested that a notebook with details and pictures of what was done to the engine accompany the display.

Educational display board requirements:
   * No more than 36”  x 36” and free standing
   * 3-dimensional display
   * All items to be securely fastened
   * Exhibit card to be secured in lower right hand corner

Level 1 (Grades 3,4 & 5)
Educational display: Any educational display related to what you have learned in this project. Some possibilities of exhibits might include:
• Picture poster showing what you have learned about small engines.
• Display of basic tools needed to maintain a small engine.
• An educational display related to what you have learned about two-cycle engines.
• An educational display related to what you have learned about four-stroke engines.
• An educational display showing proper maintenance and care of a lawn mower.
• An educational display of proper safety labels and procedures for small engines.
• Small engines parts display board with a brief explanation of the purpose of the parts and how they work.
• Display related to some system that you learned about in small engines (filters, cooling, ignition, etc)


Level 2 (Grades 6,7 & 8)
Educational display: Any educational display related to what you have learned in this project. Some possibilities of exhibits might include:
• An educational display comparing the different types of engines.
• An educational poster illustrating and explaining the internal parts of an engine.
• An educational display showing how transmissions work.
• An educational display showing how to conduct a compression check.
• An educational display showing how to adjust a carburetor according to owner's manual instructions and in accordance with EPA regulations.
• A display using a real small engine with a brief explanation showing steps in preparing a small engine for storage.
• Carburetor parts display board with a brief explanation of the purpose of the parts and how they work together.
• An income and expense record of your lawn mowing business, including costs, hours worked, pay for individual jobs, etc.



Level 3 (Grades 9,10, 11 & 12)
Educational display: Any educational display related to what you have learned in this project. Some possibilities of exhibits might include:
• An educational display showing how to use diagnostic tools on small engines.
• An educational display showing how to tear down and reassemble a small engine.
• An educational display related to the electrical system of a small engine.
• An educational display about emissions systems on small engines and future trends.
• An educational display showing mower blade inspection and maintenance skills.
• An educational display about careers in small engines.
• An educational display about your work in finding resources about small engines on the Internet.
• An educational display about trouble-shooting common problems with small engines.
• An educational display about small engines designs.
• Any educational display related to what you have learned in this project.

 

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