Projects due Tuesday, July 16th
4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
State Fair Exhibits:
County may send one exhibit from each level - a total of five.
Comply with all the requirements listed at the beginning of this “4-H Exhibit Hall Project” section, the “Putnam County 4-H Fair Rules” section, and “Indiana and Putnam County 4-H Policy/Terms” section.
Level 1 – Weather Watcher Manual 4-H 346
Mount the colored Weather poster (inside your manual) on your poster board with the following items identified: weather vane, wind sock, airport, wind cone, airplane, helicopter, thermometer, rain gauge, stop watch and meteorologist. In the lower right corner (Attach Weather Information Sheet Here) make a sheet titled "Weather Instruments" and explain how the following help us study weather: meteorologist, airplane, rain gauge, thermometer, weather balloon, weather vane, and wind sock.
Grade 4 -Experiments with Weather Makers (title)
Explain two (2) of the Experiments with Weather-makers
(pgs. 3-7) using text and drawings or pictures to create an educational poster. Title the exhibit “Experiments with Weather-Makers”. Record weather information for at least two weeks on the Weather Information sheet (4-H 346A-W) and attach it to your poster.
Level 2 – Storm Spotter Manual 4-H 379
Title: “My Weather Instrument”. Use pictures (drawn or photographs) and descriptive text to show how to make and use one of the weather instruments described in your manual (4-H 379). Use your home-made instrument and display the data you collected for one week using your weather instrument. You can make your own weather data sheet or download 4-H 379b-W, available from the 4-H website http://www.four-h.purdue.edu/4-H_search/4h_search.cfm.
Title: “Three Weather Instruments.” Make or purchase weather instruments and collect data as indicated in the Weather Record and follow the exhibit instructions. (4-H 379, pages 12 and 13) Include two Weather Record Sheets 4-H 379C-W available from the 4-H website http://www.four-h.purdue.edu/4-H_search/4h_search.cfm and photographs of three of your weather instruments, as described in Weather II manual. Home-made instruments are preferred.
Grade 7 – 9 - Clouds – Signposts of the Sky Manual 4-H 399 Create an educational exhibit describing one of the following weather topics (page 10). Use creativity and originality and your own words. Do not just copy out of the books or off the Internet. When using words or pictures from books or the Internet, you must list your references. Pictures that the 4-H’er has taken are preferred, especially when exhibiting information about clouds. Title the poster “Weather III”, with a subtitle listing the topic you choose. Special note for Grade 7 only: include "Signs I Have Seen" (4-H 399, page 13).
1. How clouds are formed
2.Rain-Snow-Sleet-Lightning (or similar topic)
3.Damages caused by weather
4. Safety procedures and weather
5. Cloud seeding
7. Formation of fronts
8. An interview with a Meteorologist
9. Differences between F-scale and EF-scale tornado ratings
Level 4 –( Grades 10-12) Fronts and Symbols Manual 4-H 426
Exhibit one of the following (station model, independent study, or mentoring):
Winter or Summer Sequence Station Model: Follow the daily forecast sequence in your manual (pgs. 14 & 23,
4-H 426). Title your poster exhibit, "Weather IV" and subtitle “Winter Weather Sequence” or “Summer Weather Sequence” (depending on which you did). Use the correct information and symbols for the 7 entries listed below (only), or your poster will be too crowded and difficult for viewers to read.
1.Wind direction and speed
2. Cloud cover in station circle
4. Present weather
5. Air temperature
6. Dew point temperature
7. Pressure tendency
Level E Independent Study
Learn all you can about a weather topic and present it on a poster. Include a short manuscript, pictures, graphs, and list the works cited to describe what you did and what you learned. Title your poster, "Advanced Weather - Independent Study"
4-H members who choose the mentoring option are to Exhibit a poster that shows how you mentored a younger 4-H member. Include the planning, the time they spent, the challenges and advantages of mentoring, and how the experience might be useful in their life. Photographs and other documentation are encouraged. Title the poster, Advanced Weather Mentor” .
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