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Judging science engineering and technology
Judging science engineering and technology
Judging science engineering and technology
Judging science engineering and technology
Judging science engineering and technology
Judging science engineering and technology
Judging science engineering and technology
Judging science engineering and technology
Judging science engineering and technology
Judging science engineering and technology
Judging science engineering and technology
Judging science engineering and technology
Judging science engineering and technology
Judging science engineering and technology
Judging science engineering and technology
Judging science engineering and technology
Judging science engineering and technology
Judging science engineering and technology
Judging science engineering and technology
Judging science engineering and technology
Judging science engineering and technology
Judging science engineering and technology
Judging science engineering and technology
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This is a powerpoint for Judging Science, Engineering and Technolgy 4-H Exhibits at the County Fair

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  • 1. Judging 4-H Science, Engineering and Technology Back to the BasicsEducate, Evaluate, Encourage 1
  • 2. A 4-H Goal is like planning a trip…• A good 4-H Goal has….• The Action- How will you do something• The Result- What will be the result• The Timetable-The Amount of time it will take to complete the goal• “I want to learn to router an edge on my shelf by June 1.”• “ I want to compare my use of electricity when I leave my computer on and when I shut it off overnight by fair time.” 2
  • 3. The Judging Process should be a learning Process• It is important for you to consider the judging process as much more than awarding ribbons• You have the opportunity to help that young person grow in their ability to see an exhibit as a product of their learning• To help them Understand the learning• Help them understand how they can evaluate their own exhibits as well as others 3
  • 4. 4-H Learning process
  • 5. Judging SME ExhibitsRemember the purpose of Science, Mechanics and Engineering• is to develop a spirit of inquiry,• Develop skills in using tools• safety procedures• giving credit to sources for their information— informing others if they were interested where they could find good or more information• be able to figure costs• look for ways to use their skills in doing community service• explore career and vocational opportunities to use their skills 6
  • 6. As you begin the judging process• Always show excitement to meet the 4-H’er and model good communication skills• Spend some time looking through the write-up to recognize their hard work but always focus on the 4-H’er…a balancing act• 4-H’ers should be able to respond to these three questions: 1. What was your exhibit goal? 2. How do you go about working toward that goal? 3. What were the most important things you learned 7 working on your goal?
  • 7. As you begin the judging process• How do you handle expertise beyond their age?• How do you take the age and experience of the 4-H’er into the judging process?• What if an Exhibit is clearly in the wrong class based on their goal or their learning explanation? 8
  • 8. Judging SET ExhibitsYou do need to think through your questions• What—questions most often lead to facts• Where—questions often lead to location or source of info• How—questions often lead to a discussion about processes or sequences• Why--questions often lead to a discussion of reasons• Could you share or tell me--questions may result in softer question than “Tell me” or “give me” 9
  • 9. Some things have changed…• We no longer break a 4-H Exhibit area such as Woodworking into a bunch of classes.• If you bring a Woodworking exhibit it is entered into Woodworking. 10
  • 10. Science, Engineering and TechnologyDigital Storytelling Mechanical and DesignWoodworking Using TechnologyScientific Investigation Climate ChangeRenewable Energy EngineeringAerospace Biological and Chemical SciencesComputers and Networking Earth & ClimateGPS/GIS Geospatial Mapping RoboticsScience in our Everyday lives ElectricityTractor Restoration Small EnginesWelding Automotive 11
  • 11. 4-H Project Webpages• 4-H project HotSheets • Learning Ideas • Learning Resources • Exhibit Ideas • Citizenship, Leadership and Communication Ideas• 4-H Exhibit Tipsheets • What is the judge looking for? • Special directions for collections and special exhibits 12
  • 12. 4-H Project Webpages • 4-H Exhibit Evaluation Form • 4-H Poster Exhibit Ideas • Other Opportunities for Learning – Let’s take a tour of the Web Resources…• http://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/projects• http://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/adults/judges/ 13
  • 13. Judging SET ExhibitsEvaluation CriteriaDo you use the Sheets?• Learning Involved• Workmanship and Techniques – Product – Idea• General Appearance and Design 14 Educate, Evaluate, Encourage
  • 14. Judging SET ExhibitsOther Issues that can come up• Copyright Issues – Mostly in decorative accents –Team and Equipment Logos – Mostly Woodworking and Welding – Need permission – Decals are fine—authenticity is important for restoration 15 Educate, Evaluate, Encourage
  • 15. Judging SET ExhibitsGood Guide to Posters• Many Ag & Natural Resource Exhibits and a few SME Exhibits are put together using a poster display• They often need some direction to help sort out audience, what they want to communicate and how they could put together a good poster or display to communicate what they want to say• Help educate 4-H’ers when you can…get a good guide resource piece to help you share the important learning points 16 Educate, Evaluate, Encourage
  • 16. Judging SET ExhibitsGood Guide to Posters• Catch the eye of the passerby• Be simple and Clear• Impress an idea or fact on the viewer• Stimulate the viewer to support your idea, get more information or take action 17 Educate, Evaluate, Encourage
  • 17. Judging SET ExhibitsGood Guide to Posters• Lowercase letters are easier to read than all caps• Use Guide Lines for lettering• Letters or Headlines can be computer generated and glued on• Leave White space• Make sure lettering is large enough to read from a short distance (use table of size) 18
  • 18. Judging SET ExhibitsSome tough Questions• What things can we improve upon as we select State Fair Exhibits?• How do you deal with School projects that don’t seem to have a 4-H goal?• How do we help kids deal better with a red ribbon?• How do you deal with the 4-H club projects—20 birdhouses, 15 welded somethings? 19 Educate, Evaluate, Encourage
  • 19. Judging SET ExhibitsSome tough Questions• In selecting State Fair exhibits, how do you deal with a Restored Tractor compared to a gun case made in School Shop?• How do you deal with lower numbers, but higher quality of the learning experience and the product compared to other 4-H Exhibit Areas such as photography? 20 Educate, Evaluate, Encourage
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