Electricity

Co Superintendent - Lee Sherry, Madison
Co Superintendent - Amy Timmerman, Holt
Co Superintendent - Julie Kreikemeier, Colfax

Rules

  1. The name and county of each exhibitor should appear separately on the back of each board, poster or article and on the front cover of the notebooks so owner of the exhibit may be identified if the entry tag is separated from the exhibit.
  2. Each individual is limited to one exhibit per class. All static exhibits must have received a purple ribbon at the county fair to advance to the State Fair.
  3. Several classes require a display board which should be a height of 24 inches and not to exceed 1/4-inch thickness. A height of 24 7/8 inches is acceptable to allow for the saw kerf (width) if two 24 inch boards are cut from one end of a 4 foot by 8-foot sheet of plywood. Nothing should be mounted within 3/4 inch of the top or bottom of the board. (Example: Woodworking & Electricity.)
  4. Fabricated board such as plywood, composition board, or particle-type lumber may be used for demonstration displays.
  5. Demonstration boards should be sanded and finished to improve their appearance. The finish on a demonstration board will be judged as a woodworking exhibit.
  6. Demonstration boards should include an overall title for the display, plus other necessary labeling.
  7.  Reports should be written using the scientific method whenever possible (Background, the Question or hypothesis, what you plan to do and what you did, Method used and observations, Results: what you learned.  All reports should be computer generated and enclosed in a clear plastic cover. The reports should be attached securely to the display. 
  8. Reports should be written using the scientific method whenever possible (Background, the Question or hypothesis, what you plan to do and what you did, Method used and observations. Results: What you learned. All reports should be computer generated and enclosed in a clear, plastic cover. The reports should be attached securely to the display.
  9. Premier 4-H Science Award is available in this area. Please see General Rules for more details.

Classes

ELECTRICITY- WIRED FOR POWER – UNIT 3

  • H870001 - Electrical Tool/Supply Kit (SF224) Create an electrical supply kit to be used for basic electrical repair around the house. Include a brief description of each item and its use. Container should be appropriate to hold items.
  • H870002 - Lighting Comparison (SF225) Display studying the efficiency of various lighting (incandescent, fluorescent, halogen, Light Emitting Diodes, etc.). Exhibit could be a poster display, or an actual item.
  • H870003 - Electrical Display/Item (SF226) Show an application of one of the concepts learned in the Wired for Power project. Examples include: re-wiring or building a lamp, re-wiring or making a heavy duty extension cord or developing an electrical diagram of a house. Exhibit could be a poster display, or an actual item
  • H870004 - Poster (SF227) Poster should exemplify one of the lessons learned in the Wired for Power Project. Posters can be any size up to 28” by 22”.

ELECTRONICS – UNIT 4

  • H870005 - Electrical/Electronic Part Identification (SF228) Display different parts used for electrical/electronic work. Exhibit should show the part (either picture or actual item) and give a brief description, including symbol of each part and its function. Display should include a minimum of 10 different parts.
  • H870006 - Electronic Display (SF229) Show an application of one of the concepts learned in the Electronics project. Examples include: components of an electronic device (refer to p. 35 of the Electronic manual).
  • H870007 - Electronic Project (SF230) Exhibit an electronic item designed by the 4-Her or form a manufactured kit that shows the electronic expertise of the 4-H’er. Examples include: a radio, a computer, or a volt meter.
  • H870008 - Poster (SF231) Poster should exemplify one of the lessons learned in the Entering Electronics Project. Posters can be any size up to 28” by 22”.

CAREERS

  • H870010 - Careers Interview (SF239) Interview someone who is working in the field of electricity and research that career. Interviews can either be written or in a multimedia format (CD/DVD). Written interviews should be in a notebook. Written reports should be 3 to 5 pages, double spaced, 12-point font, and 1” margins. Multimedia reports should be between 3 to 5 minutes in length.

Scoresheets, Forms & More