Invitational Event - 2010 1 INDIANA STATE 4-H ELECTRIC CHALLENGE 2010 G UIDELINES This contest is designed to give 4-H members enrolled in the 4-H Electric program an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge of electricity, the efficient use of electricity, care, maintenance, and safety of electrical equipment and apparatus found on the farm and in the home, including electronics. Safety will be stressed throughout the contest. This contest will include (time limits as shown): 1.
Written examination (20 minutes) 2. Identification of Electrical Equipment and/or parts of the equipment that are found on the farm or in the home, including electrical and electronic symbols (15 minutes) 3. Practical wiring exercise (45 minutes maximum) 4.
Demonstration/Illustrated talk (3 to 5 minutes ) Designated judges will preside over the event and their decisions will be final. The 2010 state contest will be held on Saturday, August 14 th during the Indiana State Fair. To register for the event contact your county Extension office by August 1.
The winner of this event will represent Indiana at the National 4-H Electric Challenge held September 26 - 28, 2010 at Purdue University. Also, the winner will receive either a $500 scholarship for education beyond high school. NOTE: Previous ... more. less.
winners are not eligible for the $500 scholarship but may compete for a special trophy.<br><br> Event No. I. Written Examination Will consist of 25 multiple choice questions pertaining to the electric program, care, maintenance and safety taken from the Indiana 4-H Electric curriculum.<br><br> Rules: 1. Four penalty points will be given for each question answered incorrectly or unanswered. 2.<br><br> Time limit 20 minutes. Scoring: Questions missed ______ x 4 = Total Penalty Points ______ Event No. II.<br><br> Parts Identification Will consist of a group of 25 numbered parts or symbols that must be identified. Participant will place a number by the most correct part name on a list of various electrical or electronic parts. Rules: 1.<br><br> Each part to be identified will be numbered. 2. Time limit 15 minutes Scoring: Parts missed ______ x 4 = Total Penalty Points ______ NOTE: For 2010 this contest will be open only to those youth in grades 8 to 12.<br><br> 2 Event No. III Hands-On 4-H Electric Wiring Activity This component of the State 4-H Electric Contest will permit the participant to demonstrate before his peers and a panel of judges his/her ability to properly and correctly complete an assigned wiring task. The event will consist of a contestant completing a wiring task using actual components along with a wiring diagram.<br><br> The specific wiring task will not be made known to the contestant prior to the start of this part of the contest. Potential wiring tasks may include, but not be limited to: wiring 3-way switches with lights; wiring a single pole switch with a light and receptacle; wiring a breaker panel with receptacle(s). All contestants will complete the exact same wiring task.<br><br> The wiring task will be conducted in a secluded area to ensure fairness and equality. All components necessary for the completion of the assigned task, including hand tools, will be provided. Extra components will be available in the event that an item is damaged during the construction process.<br><br> Contestants must notify an official judge when they have completed the assigned wiring task and wish for the judges to evaluate their work. Their time will be recorded and no further work will be allowed. The project will be evaluated with the contestant present.<br><br> Contestants will be expected to verbally explain to the judges what they did. This process should be very informal and the contestant should be put at ease. Scoring will be as follows: " 5 penalty points for each minute (or part of) beyond 30 minutes " 5 penalty points for each infraction of failing to strip wire properly (correct length, etc.) " 5 penalty points for each infraction of wrapping the wire the wrong way around a screw " 5 penalty points for each safety infraction " 10 penalty points for each wire connected to the wrong terminal (screw) " 10 penalty points for each infraction of failing to properly ground the system " 30 penalty points for failure to produce a finished product that would work if plugged into an electrical source Event No.<br><br> IV. Hands-on Wiring Discussion/Presentation The discussion/presentation talk will be a summary/review/explanation of the practical wiring exercise mentioned in cEvent No. III.<br><br> The contestant will explain what they did under cEvent No. III, why they wired the components as they did and what would be some practical applications of the device. " Should last from 3 to 5 minutes.<br><br> No penalty will be assessed for times less than or more than the suggested 3 to 5 minutes. " The contestant will be scored on how well they verbally explained why they wired the device in cEvent No. III the way they did and how the device might be used in the creal d world.<br><br> " Contestants will be scored on their ability to effectively compose and present their thoughts on device constructed in Event No. III. Following is a list of the factors that will be considered in the scoring process: The 4-H Member 1.<br><br> Appearance 2. Voice 3. Poise 4.<br><br> Grammar Presentation 1. Verbal presentation 2. Organization Subject Matter 1.<br><br> Accurate 2. Up-to-date 3. Complete 4.<br><br> Knowledge of subject 3 Name: _____________________ Contestant Number: __________ County: ___________________ ELECTRIC ENERGY PARTS AND SYMBOLS IDENTIFICATION Write the corresponding number beside the name. Each part to be identified will be numbered. Time limit 15 minutes.<br><br> Scoring: Parts missed ______ x 4 = Total Penalty Points ______. Symbols Electrical & Electronic ______ Battery ______ Speaker ______ Capacitor ______ Switch, single pole or SPST ______ Connected wires ______ Switch, three-way or SPDT ______ Diode ______ Switch, double pole or DPST ______ Ground ______ Switch, DPDT ______ Head phones ______ Transformer ______ Lamps in parallel ______ Transistor ______ Lamps in series ______ Unconnected wires ______ Resistor Parts and Equipment Electrical & Electronic ______ Ammeter ______ Needle nose pliers ______ Capacitor ______ Outlet, 240V ______ Circuit breaker, 120V ______ Outlet, duplex ______ Circuit breaker, 240V ______ PC board ______ Connector ______ Relay ______ Wire nut ______ Resistor ______ Diode ______ Soldering iron ______ Fuse ______ Speaker ______ Ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) ______ Switch, four-way ______ Integrated circuit ______ Switch, single pole or SPST ______ Junction box ______ Switch, three-way or SPDT ______ Lamp holder ______ Thermostat ______ Lamp, fluorescent ______ Transformer ______ Volt-Ohm meter 4 Contestant's Number__________ Name: __________________________ State: ___________________________ Practical Wiring Procedure: 1. Contestants will complete a wiring exercise.<br><br> 2. Contestants must notify one of the official judges when they have completed their wiring task. Their time will be recorded and no further work will be allowed.<br><br> They must then explain to the official judges what they did and how they did it. 3. Penalty points for time begin after 30 minutes.<br><br> Maximum time allowed = 45 minutes. Scoring: Number of Infractions Penalty Points Per Infraction Total Penalty Points Time over 30 minutes (round to next highest minute) _______ x 5 _______ Wire stripping infractions _______ x 5 _______ Wires improperly wrapped _______ x 5 _______ Safety infractions _______ x 5 _______ Wires connected to wrong terminal (screw) _______ x 10 _______ Failure to properly ground system _______ x 10 _______ Failure of finished product to work properly if plugged into an electrical outlet _______ x 30 _______ TOTAL POINTS _______