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Entomology

November 13, 2019

 

Exhibit—an Insect Collection and/or a poster.

 

Project Rules:

  1. ALL completed manuals/activity books must be turned in to the 4‑H Club leader by July 8, and must be securely attached in the green “Indiana 4‑H Club Member's Record Book.”
  2. If any part of your exhibit is on a poster, it must follow the poster rules stated in the front of this Insight book.  It is REQUIRED that all posters, notebooks, and display boards include a reference list indicating where information was obtained, giving credit to the original author, to complete the 4-H member’s exhibit. This reference list should/might include website links, people and professionals interviewed, books, magazines, etc. It is recommended this reference list be attached to the back of a poster or display board, be the last page of a notebook, or included as a part of the display visible to the public. A judge is not to discredit an exhibit for the manner in which references are listed.     
  3. Members must complete 4 activities per year in their manual.
  4. State Fair Exhibits -- each county may send one Insect Collection and one Poster for each level (grades 3-5, grades 6-8, and grades 9 and up) for a maximum of 6 exhibits per county. Follow the "Notes" under each section (Insect Collection and Poster).

 

Exhibit: An Insect Collection and/or Poster

 

Important Notes

References: “How to Study, Collect, Preserve and Identify Insects” Manual 4-H 764(available for $5.00 through the Extension Office) or “How to Make an Awesome Insect Collection”, ID401. (available online at extension.entm.purdue.edu/401Book/default.php?page=home   or a hard copy for  $35.00 through the Extension Office.)

 

                                                                 *Insect Collection Option:

References: “How to Study, Collect, Preserve and Identify Insects” 4-H 764, or “How to Make an Awesome Insect Collection,” ID401.

Orders: Use the orders listed in the reference material (above), which are found on pg. 57 in ID- 401 (available for $15 through the Extension Office.)and the Table of Contents in 4-H 764.

Display:

Title:

 DISPLAY:

 

Identification:

      - Display boxes are expected to include the specified number of insects,
        and orders (see below).

      - All insects must be in the adult stage and be properly mounted on insect
        pins or be contained in vials as directed.

Pin Labels: Each pin or vial must contain two labels:

Box Labels:

       - Box labels (computer generated or neatly printed) are used for orders
         and families as required (see chart below) and are to be placed flat
         against the  bottom of the box.

       - Insects must be properly grouped directly under the correct order and
         family box label. For example, all insects belonging to a particular order
         must be  placed under that order label. Orders to be used are listed in
         the reference  book ID- 401. If family level identification is required,
         the insects should be  further grouped together under that family label.

Educational Box: One educational box, based on the theme given, below, is
                      required for grades 9-12, in addition to the insect collection
                      boxes. This box can be created in any manner chosen (without
                      the mounting, pinning or identifying restrictions specified
                      above).

 

Level 1 – Creepy Crawlies (Grades 3-5) - 1 State Fair entry

Grade 3 - Exactly 10 insects, identified, and pinned on cards (ID 401A)
              (glued insects aren’t allowed). Use a maximum of 1 box.

Grade 4 - Exactly 20insects - identified and mounted (pins or vials.)
              Identify all insects by common name and identify five (5) to
              order. Include card ID 401B. Use maximum of 1 box.

Grade 5 - Exactly 30 insects - identified and mounted (pins or vials.)
              Identify all insects by common name and identify 15 to order.
              Include ID 401C.Use a maximum of 1 box.

Level 2 – Teaming With Insects (Grades 6-8)-1 State Fair entry

Grade 6 - Exactly 40 insects - exhibit a minimum of 6 ordersidentified
              and mounted (pins or vials.) Identify all insects by common
              name and order. Include ID 401D. Use a maximum of 2 boxes.

Grade 7 - Exactly 50 insects - exhibit a minimum of 8 ordersidentified
              and mounted (pins or vials), Identify all insects by common
              name and order. Identify ten (10) to family. Include card ID
              401E. Use a maximum of 2 boxes.

Grade 8 - Exactly 60 insects - exhibit a minimum of 10 orders, identified,
              and mounted (pins or vials.) Identify all insects by common
              name and order. Identify 30 to family. Include card ID 401F.
              Use a maximum of 2 boxes.

Level 3 – Teaming With Insects (Grades 9-12)- 1 State Fair entry

Grade 9 - Exactly 70 insects - exhibit a minimum of 12 orders, identified,
              and mounted (pins or vials), Identify all insects by common
              name, order, and family. Use a maximum of 3 boxes, plus one
              educational box; theme: insect behavior. Include card ID 401I,
              and place in first collection box only.

Grade 10 - Exactly 80 insects -exhibit a minimum of 14 orders, identified,
               and mounted (pins or vials), Identify all insects by common
               name, order, and family. Use a maximum of 3 boxes, plus one
               educational box; theme: insect pest management. Include card
               ID 401I, and place in first collection box only.

Grade 11 - Exactly 90 insects - exhibit a minimum of 16 orders, identified,
                and mounted (pins or vials), Identify all insects by common
                name, order, and family. Use a maximum of 3 boxes, plus one
                educational box; theme: insects in the environment. Include
                card ID 401I, and place in first collection box only.

Grade 12 - Exactly 100 insects - exhibit a minimum of 18 orders identified,
                and mounted (pins or vials), Identify all insects by common
                name, order, and family. Use a maximum of 3 boxes, plus one
                educational box; theme: benefits of insects. Include card ID
                401I, and place in first collection box only.

 

*Poster Option:

Poster Option
Level: Poster Option: Grades 3-12:
Create an exhibit that shows the public what you learned in the entomology project this year. Posters are to be displayed horizontally, sized 22" x 28", mounted on a firm backing (foam-core board or other), and covered in clear plastic or other transparent material. Choose one of the topics listed below, appropriate for your grade in school, and use that topic for your exhibit title, so the judges know which activity you completed. You can also use a creative sub-title if you wish.

 

Level 1 – Creepy Crawlies (Grades 3-5) - 1 State Fair entry

Display a poster based on the following activities:

 

Level 2 – Teaming With Insects (Grades 6-8)- 1 State Fair entry

Display a poster based on the following activities:

 

Level 3 – Teaming With Insects (Grades 9-12) - 1 State Fair entry

Display a poster based on the following activities:

 

Level: Independent Study (Grades 9-12) - 1 State Fair Entry

Exhibit:

 

 For more helpful information regarding completing the 4-H Entomology project, click here

 

 

 

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