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North Carolina 4-H Presentation Guidelines: Science & Technology

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Purpose/Objectives

  • To provide an opportunity to develop skills in organizing, planning, and delivering a 4-H presentation.
  • To provide a forum for youth to share information related to Science and Technology.
  • To encourage youth to study and investigate the varied aspects of Science and Technology.

Eligibility

Individuals or teams may compete. Each county may enter up to two participants in each age division.

  • 8-10 – 4-H’er must be 8 years old before January 1 of the current year and not have reached their eleventh birthday before January 1 of the current year.
  • 11-13 – 4-H’er must be eleven years old before January 1 of the current year and not have reached their thirteenth birthday before January 1 of the current year.
  • 14-18 – 4-H’er must be fourteen years of age before January 1 of the current year and not reached their nineteenth birthday before January 1 of the current year. Eligibility: Individuals or teams may compete.

Presentation Ideas

  • How to prepare for a Science Fair
  • Kitchen Chemistry
  • States of Matter
  • Overcoming Friction
  • Measuring Pressure
  • Collecting
  • Weather
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Geology
  • Aerospace
  • Biotechnology

Rules/Regulations

See NC 4-H Presentation Regulations.

Suggestions/Helpful Hints

  • Use good visuals.
  • Know the parts and principles associated with your specific topic.
  • Be prepared to answer questions.
  • Safety should be used when working with bicycles.

Judging

  • Judges will review each presentation and complete a judge’s score sheet.
  • Judges will use their own discretion as to whether questions will or will not be asked.
  • The judge’s decisions will be final.

Awards