Lincoln Parish 4-H Project Book Guide 2011-2012

Amanda Simmons, Henderson, Margaret  |  7/6/2010 8:37:04 PM

Listed below are brief descriptions of the wide variety of project books offered on a first come, first served basis for different grade levels. 4-H agents will be happy to assist with choosing another project book if we are out of stock of a particular project book. 

 
Grade 4

Grades 5-6

Grades 7-8
Grades 9-12

Grade 4


Discovering 4-H #2348
The Discovering 4-H Book is the entry level book for all 4-H'ers. It covers all areas of 4-H. For a copy please see your local 4-H agent.

Science, Engineering, & Technology

You and the Environment #2447
The environment is everything around us -- air, water, land, plants and animals. It’s our job to take care of these things so our world will always be a beautiful, healthy place to live. The more we learn, the better steward or keeper of our earth we become. This project book is made up of four sections: wildlife and fisheries; insects; water; and wastes. 4-H'ers must complete at least four activities or the number required by their 4-H agent or leader and fill in the record for those activities in the back of the book. Youth may choose to do all of the activities in one section or choose activities from different sections. Youth can learn about: ecology, the relationship all living things have to each other; the management of wildlife and fisheries to preserve their place in the balance of nature; how to find insects, identify them and make a collection; how to save, or conserve, water and keep it safe; how to reduce the wastes that end up in landfills; and learn to identify hazardous wastes.

Lift Off #6843
Learn the parts of an airplane and how to build a straw rocket and a "Gnome" rocket. Explore aerospace careers, make paper airplanes, helicopters, maps and to read a map. Identify different aircrafts. Understand how weather affects flying and the effects of disorientation in space, the International Phonetic Alphabet and more.

Micro Magicians Microwave #8088
Learn about electrical watts while preparing foods such as potatoes, vegetables, pudding bar cookies, beans, upside down cake and brownies.

Focus on Photography PC1:
Youth will focus on equipment basics, taking sharper pictures, the concept of lighting and flash, photo composition approaches, sequencing and evaluating photographs.

See Them Sprout #7162
Learn how to plan and plant a garden, what to do while you wait for your garden to grow, how to care for your garden, how to harvest and store produce and careers related to gardening. A helper's guide offers activities, ideas and content for leaders.

Follow the Path – Forestry #8038
Explore different types of trees and tree parts, characteristics of different forests, what forests need to grow and thrive and the different products people get from trees and forests.

Under Construction – Sewing #8060
Youth practice the basics of sewing construction and how to make simple clothing or accessory pieces.

Crank It Up – Small Engines #8186
Understand basic small engine concepts, study external engine parts, discover tools of the trade and learn the concepts behind what makes small engines work. Explore the uses of small engines and safety issues.

Outdoor Skills

Hiking Trails #8043
Hiking Trails includes shelter selection; "Leave No Trace" camping skills; outdoor cooking and environmental awareness and appreciation.

Take the Bait, Level 1 Sports fishing #7598
Are you ready to begin the sports fishing project? You’ll soon discover that this project is more than just fishing. You will also learn how to make your own fishing tackle, experience the world of aquatic ecology and explore the relationship between fish, people and the environment.

Raising Animals

Poultry Project #2390
Begin reading and learning about poultry in general.

Lambs, Rams, and You #6367
Introduces youth to a wide variety of fun and challenging activities including identifying parts, selecting a project lamb, preparing for lambing, identifying lamb cuts, feeding and showing a sheep.

Just Browsing – Meat Goats #7909
Youth plan a program, complete project records, develop a management calendar, complete a meat quality assurance program, participate in a quiz bowl, skillathon and tour, give a presentation and explore goat related careers.

What’s Hoppening – Rabbits #8080
Youth will discover how to identify breeds, handle and show rabbits, identify rabbit parts and equipment, recognize a healthy rabbit, read a pedigree and kindle a litter.

Bite Into Beef #8143
Youth identify breeds, locate parts, judge, halter break a calf, fit a steer, show a calf, recognize a healthy animal, select feed ingredients and shop for beef and beef byproducts.

Cowabunga #8161
Youth explore dairy cattle breeds, select calves, identify body parts, recognize desirable traits, pack a show box, groom and show a calf and identify stages of calving and care.

Giddy Up & Go – Horses #8053
You will find interesting and exciting activities in this guide. You'll learn about horse nutrition, equine teeth, purchasing decisions, judging horses and much more. Don't be afraid to jump right in and don't give up if the activity doesn't work the first time.

Growing With Swine #8065
This project manual guides young members through the beginning stages of owning a pig.

Pet Care

Introduction to Pet Project #2389
Learn how to care for and train small animals such as cats, hamsters, birds and rats.

Healthy Living

Six Easy Bites #7144
Do fun food experiments, prepare flavor-filled recipes, learn about different food ingredients and characteristics and keep your food safe to eat in this fantastic foods guide.

Growing With Others (5th-6th Grade) #8076
Youth learn about self care, rules, responsibility, and safety and are introduced to babysitting. They work with others and gain awareness of common dangers in their world.

Wheels in Motion – Bicycle #8335
Youth learn advanced skills as they explore their surroundings. Guide includes activities that will last a lifetime. Youth choose a bike that's right for them & practice bike maintenance & road rules to make their ride safe & fun.

Citizenship

Learning More About You and Citizenship (6th Grade) #2448
The Citizenship program area helps build strong leaders who are involved in their communities.

Step Up to Leadership – My Leadership Journal (6th Grade) #7906
All activities offer a cross-cultural perspective. Young children & teens can lead in many ways - at home, in clubs, youth groups, school & the community. The fun continues with an interactive web site to enhance & support learning.

Play the Role – Theatre Arts #8070
A wonderful introduction to the world of theater arts as the child and helper learn together in the fascinating world of make believe.

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Science, Engineering, & Technology

Clothing Clues #2505
Helps develop knowledge, skills and understanding about clothing appearance, purchasing and construction.

Housing Design & Improvement #2495
Youth will use the design principles to plan appealing spaces in the home. They will practice making choices after looking at options to make the home look better, work better and feel more comfortable. They will learn ways to save energy in the home and why that’s important.

Horticulture #2514
Youth will have the opportunity to develop their own garden, learn how to grow quality produce and how to start new plants for home and landscape.

Agronomy #2528
Agronomy combines sciences like biology, chemistry, ecology, earth science and genetics. Youth can explore the areas of plant genetics, plant physiology, soil science and even the weather!

Aquaculture – Farming Louisiana Waters #2549
Youth will learn the basic principles of aquaculture, gain hands-on experience by participating in suggested activities, learn to culture fish in an aquarium and learn to keep records that a farmer involved in aquaculture might use.

You and the Environment #2570
Youth will develop an understanding of the relationships between all living things and their environment.

Reaching New Heights #8039
Youth will make a shuttle on a string, a Japanese kite, a hang glider and a control panel of an aircraft.

Peer to Peer #8348
Youth will focus on networking computers together and making decisions about the ethical and safety issues involved in networking. While it's possible to do this project alone, it requires at least two computers. It's a great project to do with friends!

Investigating Electricity #6849
This project is designed for youth who understand magnetism, electron flow and circuit design. Youth build circuits and test voltages, build a rocket launcher and a burglar alarm as they practice decision-making and communication.

What’s Bugging You #6854
Youth develop communication skills, identify insects by order, design insects, complete an insect collection table, plan an insect collection trip, raise meal worms, explore insect legs and collect insects with an extractor.

Warm It Up: Small Engines
Youth explore internal parts of engines, learn about engine sizes, compression ratios, seasoning their engines and safety issues. Youth also learn about occupational possibilities and about starting their own business.

Controlling the Image
Youth will explore photography including depth of field, aperture and shutter speeds, hard and soft lighting, silhouettes and flash techniques. Youth will also learn how to evaluate composition using the rule of thirds, the golden triangle and the golden rectangle. They will also learn how to use different viewpoints and come to understand positive and negative space.

Making the Cut #6876
Youth will explore carpentry including measuring, cutting, sanding, drilling, using advanced hand and power tools, applying paint and using bolts and staples.

Reach for the Canopy #8039
Youth take a closer look at the inner-workings of trees, explore forest change, learn about forest health concerns and discover the health benefits of trees for people.

Inside the Box #8347
By the end of this activity guide youth will be able to identify computer components and operating systems and exhibit knowledge of the building, maintenance and repair of computers.

Outdoor Skills

Camping Adventures #8044
You'll be eating, sleeping and living in the outdoors on your camping trip. You will consider the various types of shelters and tents that you can use for camping, how to pack and plan meals and how to keep your campsite beautiful for future campers. As you do the activities you'll also be practicing your decision making, problem solving and communication skills. Don't be afraid to jump right into an activity and give it a try.

Reel in the Fun, Level 2 Sports fishing #7599
You will expand your horizons, look beyond your personal interests and explore how the issues of the environment and aquatic ecology affect fish habitat.

Shooting Sports - Level 1
You may not receive that book unless you participate in our Shooting Sports Program. On your enrollment form, indicate that you would like to participate in this program and when we start the program for the school year (in January after Hunting Season is over, usually) we will send you out a letter inviting you to come to our first meeting to answer questions and get signed up. Brad Martin is our Shot Gun Instructor (Volunteer) and Devin and Jeanie Rowland are our Archery instructors (Volunteers.) The shooting sports program strives to enable young people aged 9-19 years, their parents and adult volunteers to become responsible, self-directed, and productive members of society via involvement in shooting sports and related activities. Whether your child participates in the shotgun or archery component of shooting sports, they will be learning some very important skills that will benefit them throughout life. Please visit this site for more information.

Raising Animals

More About Poultry #2522
The 4-H poultry project involves activities that require owning a bird and other activities that do not require one.

Animal Health Care #2529
Youth will discuss the health and well-being of animals. Some of the activities planned in this book involve contact with animals and require one to own a pet or live near horses or farm animals that can be observed.

Swine #2571
Upon completion of this book, youth will be able to: feed, fit, and exhibit swine; formulate nutritionally balanced swine diets; design adequate facilities for housing swine; and more.

Shear Delight – Sheep #6368
In Sheep 2 youth will practice presenting oral reasons, determine yield grades, compare digestive systems, explore a feed tag, practice management practices and deliver a lamb.

Get Growing With Meat – Goat #7910
Youth will explore goat body parts, goat selection, breeds, record keeping, meat goat and dairy conformation, show preparations, sportsmanship, goat health, feed selection and several management skills.

Head, Heart & Hooves - Horses #8054
Youth learn about horse behavior, detailed anatomy and basic care practices for horses.

Making Tracks – Rabbits #8081
Youth learn how to recognize body types, judge and show rabbits, tattoo a rabbit, keep records, identify diseases, administer medication, record growth rates and market products.

Here’s the Beef #8144
Youth are offered new challenges and opportunities to explore a wide range of activities related to beef.

Mooving Ahead – Dairy #8162
Judging, identifying, ethical decision making, keeping animals healthy, parasites, behavior, housing, hay quality, milking, food safety and careers are featured.

Pet Care

More About Pets #2511
Youth will explore the responsibilities of owning a pet. Activities include record keeping, games and many demonstrations to present to one's club.

Healthy Living

Child Development & Family Life
This project book is filled with facts, suggestions, and activities to help youth relate to others including young children, family members, friends and older people.

Tasty Tidbits #7146
Youth solve problems, acquire information (learn to learn), make decisions, keep records and learn how to use resources wisely. Youth learn proper food storage.

Pardon, The Real You is Showing #2165
Welcome aboard for a trip of self-exploration! This book will help youth know themselves better.

Focus on Fitness #2504
This book contains three levels of activities. Level 1 activities, will give youth and introductory learning experiences. Level 2 activities, build on those experiences. Level 3 activities, will draw on many things you have learned and integrate them into more complex projects.

Growing in Communities #8077
4-Hers explore child development careers, gain experience as a teacher or coach, participate in a community service project and learn that children with different abilities have different needs

Staying Healthy #8175
Youth design a personal fitness plan and track it using their own fitness file. Through interviews and personal experiences, youth discover benefits to being fit as they practice making decisions, speaking with others and managing themselves.

Wheels in Motion – Bicycle #8335
Youth learn advanced skills as they explore their surroundings. Youth choose a bike that's right for them and practice bike maintenance and road rules to make their ride safe and fun.

Be the E: Entrepreneurship #8035

Get in the Act Take 1 (Youth Guide & CD Rom) Workplace #8191
Youth can experience what it takes to get a paying job while toward their ultimate dream job or career. The knowledge learned and the skills practiced while completing the activities in this youth guide will prepare youth for success. The "On the Job Choices" game found on the interactive CD-Romcompliments the focus on personal qualities, team work and thinking skills needed in the work world.

Citizenship

Step Up To Leadership – My Leadership Journal #7906
All activities offer a cross-cultural perspective to how young children and teens can lead in many ways - at home, in clubs, youth groups, school and the community. An interactive website to enhances and supports learning.

Putting It Together – Public Speaking #8157
Youth practice and gain confidence in communicating in a variety of situations. They gain confidence as strong communicators as they plan and present speeches, communicate assertively, practice making a good first impression and mentoring others.

Becoming a Puppeteer #8071
Youth create sound effects, make puppets and prepare a puppet skit. Although acting is the primary subject matter, young people will practice life skills like problem solving, managing feelings, decision making and communicating.

Citizenship #2572
Helps youth learn to value others and to be a good citizen of their local, national and global communities.

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Science, Engineering, & Technology

You and the Environment #2570
This project book is filled with facts, suggestions, and activities to help you relate to others including young children, family members, friends and older people.

Vet Science #2595
This project book is designed to broaden knowledge of veterinary medicine, animal health and the relationship of animals to the world.

Horticulture #2599
This will be a new experience -- youth plan their very own project designed to meet their interests and needs.

Clothing Project #2635
This is a self-determined or self-created project book in which youth will learn to set goals, investigate ideas, plan activities and evaluate accomplishments.

Agronomy #2627
In this book, youth learn about our Louisiana soils and what is important in a soil for plant growth.

Pilot in Command #6845
In this book, youth create an altitude tracker, determine fuel efficiency, explore pilot certification, evaluate navigation systems and learn about airport issues.

Wired for Power #6850
In this project youth will build on skills learned in levels 1 and 2 and learn about measuring electrical usage, replacing electrical switches and determining electrical loads. Youth will also evaluate different light bulbs and test for electrical power.

Teens Teaching Tech (11th – 12th Grade) #CPU-8349
In this project youth learn to work with peers, adults and community partners to develop service related computer goals, develop lesson plans and teach diverse populations basic computer skills.

Entering Electronics (10-12th grade) #6851
This unit introduces the basics of solid-state electronics and provides hands-on activities for practical experience in understanding modern day electronic equipment. This unit is for the intermediate to advanced learner.

Dragons, Houses, and Other Flies #6855
In this project youth keep an insect journal, determine the effect of food on mealworm larvae production, test ant food preferences, conduct honey bee learning experiments, use an insect key, plan a butterfly garden and record observations.

Nailing It Together #6877
Youth explore carpentry as they measure angles, cut dado and rabbet joints, use a circular saw, a table saw and a radial arm saw, smooth lumber with a hand planer and sand and stain wood.

Finishing Up (Advanced Level) #6878
Specific woodworking skills include using a router, portable planer and jointer, making a blind mortise and tendon joint, making dovetail joints and experimenting with adhesives and chemical wood strippers.

Refine Design – Clothing #8062
In this project youth will learn more about fashion and one's unique style as well as technology used in sewing and careers in the textile industry.

Automotive Care & Safety – Maintenance and Operation
Learn the cost and proper way to operate a motor vehicle.

Buying Your First Car (11th-12th Grade) #CO608
Youth develop skills and strategies to help them buy a car that will give the service, dependability and pleasure for their hard earned money.

Automotive Care & Safety – The Car and the Highway (10th Grade) #MO600
In this project youth learn more about the automobile, how it should be handled on the road, the cost involved in operating it and how to maintain it properly.

4-H Tractor Project #MO678 (10th-12th Grade)
From this self-directed project, youth can develop skills and interests related to safety maintenance and repair, driving skills or restoration.

Housing and Home Environment #2600
This project book can be used for three years. It includes many varied activities (learn-by-doing ideas) to provide youth with learning experiences related to each topic and several venture projects.

Mastering Photography #PC3
Youth will gain insight on the use of wide-angle and telephoto lenses, filters and special film, light meters and shooting photos with different light sources.

Outdoor Skills

Backpacking Expeditions #8045
It includes: necessary camping clothes, tent setup, using back country stoves, basic nutrition, menu planning for multi-day hikes, personal hygiene & basic first aid.

Casting Into the Future, Level 3 Sports fishing
You will learn to determine the age of fish, dissemble and reassemble a fishing reel, make artificial flies and lures, modify fishing equipment, design and craft a lure, and collect and identify aquatic insects.

Shooting Sports - Level 1
You may not receive that book unless you participate in our Shooting Sports Program. On your enrollment form, indicate that you would like to participate in this program and when we start the program for the school year (in January after Hunting Season is over, usually), we will send you out a letter inviting you to come to our first meeting to answer questions and get signed up. Brad Martin is our Shot Gun Instructor (Volunteer) and Devin and Jeanie Rowland are our Archery instructors (Volunteers). The shooting sports program strives to enable young people aged 9-19 years, their parents, and adult volunteers to become responsible, self-directed, and productive members of society via involvement in shooting sports and related activities. Whether you participate in the shotgun or archery component of shooting sports, you will be learning some very important skills that will benefit you throughout life. Please visit this site for more information.

Explore the Deep Woods #8040
In this project you examine and distinguish different types of trees, look at forests on a global scale, learn to care for trees and think about how to conserve forests.

Raising Animals

Swine #2671
Youth will have several opportunities to develop their animal science and leadership skills as you strive to complete the senior level of the swine project.

Poultry Project #2673
This project book is designed to help interested participants have opportunities for more indebt exposure to poultry, its uniqueness, and importance in our world.

Leading the Flock – Sheep #6369
Sheep 3 features activities related to judging, budgeting, web surfing, reproduction and genetics, surveying consumers, career exploration, marketing products and teaching others.

Meating the Future – Goat #7911
Discover how to control parasites, practice bio-security, conduct judging clinic, judge goats, give oral reasons, select sires, balance ration, compare forage samples, practice sound ethics, prevent diseases

All Ears – Rabbits #8082
Older youth will develop a breeding program, design a rabbitry, cull based on production, prevent diseases, develop sportsmanship and develop a marketing plan.

Leading the Charge – Beef #8145
Selection and judging, feeds, careers, health, reproduction, and meats and marketing encourage more in depth learning.

Rising to the Top – Dairy #8163
Advanced youth practice body condition scoring, selecting through records, mastitis detection, balancing a ration, pregnancy detection, delivery of calf, promoting dairy products and exploring career opportunities

Pet Care

Pet Care #2598
Pet care is a self-guided project in an area of pet care that youth wish to explore.

Leading the Pack – Dog #8168
Experienced youth will learn how to plan and conduct a dog show, a showmanship clinic, a puppy training class and a skillathon as well as research zoonosis diseases, administer emergency first aid, explore dog laws and dog related careers.

Healthy Living

Food & Nutrition #2628
Learn to make pizza, pancakes, fruit kabobs and granola bars. Explore why calcium is important to our bodies. Understand TV commercial messages about food.

Growing in Communities (9th-10th) #8077
This activity guide is for youth who want to learn more about themselves as well as how other children grow and develop. Many activities encourage participants to work with younger kids, team up with other youth in their group or work with their elders.

Keeping Fit #8176
Youth will enjoy using the self-assessment tool to identify personal talent areas, improve personal hygiene, learn about nutrition and physical activities

Citizenship #2669
In this project book, when youth complete all the activities, they will begin learning what it takes to become a more skillful employee. As with any skill, practice refines the skill and increases one's knowledge base.

Be the E – Entrepreneurship #8035
Learn about business types, products and pricing, marketing, partnerships, agreements and contracts, creating a business plan and starting a business. Conduct market surveys, budget forecasts, exit strategies, ethics and more.

Get in the Act Take 1 (Youth Guide & CD Rom) Workplace #8191
Youth can experience what it takes to get a paying job while toward their ultimate dream job or career. The knowledge learned and the skills practiced while completing the activities in this youth guide will prepare youth for success. The On the Job Choices game found on the interactive CD-Romcompliments the focus on personal qualities, team work and thinking skills needed in the work world.

Citizenship

Setting the Stage #8072
Youth learn about improvisations, disguises and costume design. They also learn to express themselves on stage. Life skills include problem solving, accepting differences, communicating and decision making.

Exploring Communications: Original Thoughts – Public Speaking #2752
You will learn to deliver a talk, determine a purpose for your talk, reduce fear and nervousness, and select a topic for your talk.

Speaking Extemporaneously and Learning to Persuade Others #2632
Youth will learn to speak extemporaneously, persuasively and use inductive and deductive reasoning. They will also use an appropriate delivery method, do impromptu speaking and prepare for audience questions.

Broadcast and Print Journalism #2650
Youth will learn to use broadcast journalism skills, conduct a general interview, investigate a subject, conduct an interview for broadcast, choose an approach for an article, write the article and much more.

Leadership – Skills You Never Outgrow
Youth will learn about leadership skills needed for various age groups.

Step up to Leadership – My Leadership portfolio
A cross-cultural perspective explores how young children and teens can lead at home and in clubs, youth groups, school and the community. An interactive web site to enhances and supports learning.

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