Purpose of the 4-H Electric Program:
Look around you and no matter which direction you turn you will see electricity at work! It might be a clock on the wall, the TV airing your favorite show, the microwave preparing your dinner or your family car that gets you to and from sporting events. It’s hard to imagine a world without electricity!
Understanding the phenomenon that we have come to know as electricity and electronics is an important life skill. The 4-H electric program helps youth understand this phenomenon through hands-on learning experiences. It provides them with an opportunity to develop project skills (electrical principles, safety with/around electricity, electrical wiring skills), and life skills (decision-making, using science and technology, communication skills). These fun-filled, hands-on learning experiences are provided under the direction of caring adults.
How youth interact to learn about electricity and electronics varies. Youth may be involved in the 4-H electricity/electronics program or they may be utilizing the curriculum as part of their formal educational system. Numerous schools have found the 4-H electricity/electronics curriculum to be an excellent science-based curriculum. To learn more about how the 4-H electric curriculum may be used in a school-setting, click the link below.
Using the Electric Curriculum in the Classroom