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Projects A - C

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Section links for this page:
Aerospace
Agronomy
Amphibians and reptiles
Arts and crafts
(including scrapbooking)
Beef
(including bucket calf)
Bicycle
Breads
Cake decorating
Cats
Child development
Citizenship
Clothing
Clover Kids
Clowning
Communications
Computers
Conservation
Consumer savvy
Crochet


Aerospace

State specialist: Lynna Lawson

The excitement and dreams you may experience about sending a rocket into space, making a first solo flight, becoming an astronaut or perhaps someday visiting other planets, and learning what they provide can be exciting.  In the aerospace project you will enjoy learning more about your dreams through hands on experiences and group interaction. 

Project materials
LG911, Missouri 4-H Literature & Merchandise Order Form (PDF)

or
Order curriculum online

Image: Aerospace Curriculum unit 1 Y8110Image:Aerospace curriculum unit 2 Y8120Image: Aerospace curriculum unit 4   Y8140Image: Aerospace curriculum unit 3 Y8130Image:Flight Crew Helper's Guide curriculum LG8150

Additional activities

Events

Web resources

Space station and orbital simulators

Flight simulators

Astronomy

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Agronomy

State specialist: Ben Gallup

Agronomy is the science of utilizing plants for food, fuel, feed, and fiber. 4-H projects in agronomy can explore the areas of plant genetics, plant physiology, soil science and even the weather! Agronomy is really cool because it combines sciences like biology, chemistry, ecology, earth science, and genetics. As a career choice, Agronomists help in producing food, creating healthier food, managing environmental impacts, and creating energy from plants. Just imagine, you might invent a fuel for our cars.

Project materials
LG911, Missouri 4-H Literature & Merchandise Order Form (PDF)

or
Order curriculum online

Small grains

Corn

  Cotton

Rice

image: Agronomy Small Grains Soybean curriculum M123Soybean

Sunflowers

Wheat

Grain Sorghum

image: Agronomy Forages curriculum M169Forages

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Amphibians and reptiles

State specialist: Gerry Snapp

Have you ever seen an Ozark Hellbender?  Do you know the difference between a skink and a glass lizard?  Can you name and identify the venomous snakes of Missouri?  What’s a newt, anyway? Did you realize that Missouri is home to 13 native species of lizards and 17 species of turtles –several which are listed on the endangered species list? 

Step outside and into the natural world, become an amateur herpetologist, discover interesting facts about Missouri amphibians and reptiles. If you’d like, try your hand at raising reptiles and/or amphibians in your own vivarium…of course, while observing all Missouri regulations.

Project materials
LG911, Missouri 4-H Literature & Merchandise Order Form (PDF)

or
image: Amphibians and Reptiles curriculum LG6100Order curriculum online

NEW!

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Arts and crafts

State specialist: Bradd Anderson

Cutting and pasting, painting, sculpting, drawing, printing, preserving memories, and construction with fibers and other materials are all exciting hands on activities in the arts and crafts project. Experience different careers, culture, science and technology that are available. Explore your creativity and discover a hobby that you may enjoy for the rest of your life. You can experience art with personal attitude with Advanced Visual Arts.

Budding artists manipulate fiber, construct sculpture and draw in Sketchbook Crossroads. Portfolio Pathways affords the opportunities to create and communicate through printing, painting and graphic designing. Learn how to communicate through pictures, how to draw attention to a particular area of the page or picture, and how to use colors to highlight your picture or story in Arts & Computers. You can create a scrapbook and preserve memories to share with generations to come by working with cropping and matting, designing pages, color basics, embellishments and more in the Scrapbooking unit.

Project materials
LG911, Missouri 4-H Literature & Merchandise Order Form (PDF)

or
Order curriculum online

image: Arts and Crafts curriculum unit 1  LG3100photo: Advanced Visual Arts Y3120Image:Advanced Visual Arts 2 Y3130

Arts and crafts / Visual Arts

Image: Scrapbooking curriculum Y3150Arts and computers
Arts and Computers: Kidspace art
web based curriculum

Scrapbooking
Y3150, Pieces of Time (PDF)

Additional activities

Events

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Beef

State specialist: Ben Gallup

You can have fun in the beef project learning how to determine the type of animal you are looking for, how to feed it, diseases it may have, management techniques, and many other important skills.  This project is filled with many hands on activities including how to make a rope halter, preparing your beef animal for the fair, and giving vaccinations to name a few.  You will also have the opportunity to explore the many careers and opportunities in the beef industry has to offer.

image: Beef Curriculum Project materials
LG911, Missouri 4-H Literature & Merchandise Order Form (PDF)

or
Order curriculum online

Beef

* order from Ohio State University #117R

Bucket calf

Quality assurance

Additional activities

Events

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Bicycle

State specialist: Alison Copeland

Feel the wind in your face, the excitement of propelling your own motion and the freedom a bike can give you as you cycle your way to fun with your friends.  In the bicycling units, you'll not only get to experience that, but you'll also learn the practical side of owing and taking care of a bike.  You'll learn the parts on a bike, riding rules, along with maintenance and repair to keep your bike ready to ride for a long time.

Project materials
LG911, Missouri 4-H Literature & Merchandise Order Form (PDF)

or
Order curriculum online

Image: Bicycle unit 1 curriculum Y7310Image: Bicycle unit 2 curriculum Y7320Image: Bicycle helper's guide curriculum LG7340

Supplemental materials
Don't Get Stuck, Fix It DVD
order from 4-hmall.org

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Events

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Breads

State specialist: Alison Copeland

MMMMMMMmmm is what this project is all about. Ever come home to freshly baked bread?  Ever fill up on bread before the main meal because it is just so delicious?  Well, these units are for you! Learn how to knead and shape dough, learn how different breads around the world are made with yeast and finally judge the quality of breads by .....sampling, of course.

Project materials
LG911, Missouri 4-H Literature & Merchandise Order Form (PDF)

or
Order curriculum online

image:Breads Curriculum unit 1 Y5801 image: Breads Curriculum unit 2 Y5811 image:Breads Leaders Guide LG5811

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Events

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Cake decorating

State specialist: Alison Copeland

Do you like a seven-layer cake? Or would you like to create a cake in the shape of a baseball diamond with "bases" and "baseball players" in honor of your dad's birthday with his favorite team marked in the colored icing? Or would you prefer a jazzy chocolate cake with beautiful red roses and a green border?  You can make any of these cakes.  It starts with knowing the basics like simple borders, decorations and cake molds. Then in advances to lace/lattice work, tiered cakes, special icings and finally advanced flowers. Creativity-it's just a piece of cake!

Project materials
LG911, Missouri 4-H Literature & Merchandise Order Form (PDF)

image: Cake Decorating Curriculum LG3600or
Order curriculum online

Supplemental project materials

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Cats

State specialist: Ben Gallup

Some people think cats reflect their owners' personality; they can be friendly and very much their own boss. Cats need your love and guidance to live long and healthy lives. Activities in this project will help you learn nutritional aspects of a cat's diet, health needs, practicing responsible ownership, as well as teaching your cat the "Rules of the House." 

Curriculum
LG911, Missouri 4-H Literature & Merchandise Order Form (PDF)

or
Order curriculum online

Imgae: Cats unit 1 curriculum Y1770Image: Cats unit 2 curriculum Y1780Image: Cats unit 3 curriculum Y1790Image: Cats helpers guide curriculum LG1760

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Child Development

State specialist: Alison Copeland

Kids on the Grow! This exciting child development curriculum teaches you about your own growth and development and that of others.  Using the holistic approach to development, kids are engaged in activities that help them learn about themselves, their families and their communities. The curriculum wraps around the new American Red Cross Baby Sitter Training course. You will have the opportunity to take the baby sitting training between units 2 and 3 of Kids on the Grow!

Project materials
LG911, Missouri 4-H Literature & Merchandise Order Form (PDF)

or
Order curriculum online

Image: Child Development unit 1 curriculum Y4110Image: Child Development unit 2 curriculum Y4120Image: Child Development unit 3 curriculum Y4130

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Events

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Citizenship

State specialist: Steve Henness

Discover public issues important to you and othersand make things happen.  Plan a project. Create, change, or improve something that is valuable to many people. Learn to be an active citizen in a democracythrough exploring possibilities and taking action! The Citizenship project can be taken alongside other 4-H projects when you apply skills you are learning, such as conservation, filmmaking or geospatial to making a better community!

Project materials
LG911, Missouri 4-H Literature & Merchandise Order Form (PDF)

or
image: Citizenship Adventures Kit  LG2110Order curriculum online

Additional activities

Events

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Clothing

State specialist: Alison Copeland

Have you ever seen an outfit and wanted it in a different color or style that wasn't in available in the store? Or have you tried on an outfit and needed it hemmed to fit just right? In the clothing project you will learn basic sewing like sewing a shirt or putting a zipper on a pair of pants. In the advanced levels you will learn how to take a design of your choice and customize it for the perfect look, color and fit.

Project materials
LG911, Missouri 4-H Literature & Merchandise Order Form (PDF)

or
Order curriculum online

image: Clothing Let's Sew Curriculum Y5200image: Clothing unit 1 Curriculum Y5210image: Clothing unit 3 Curriculum Y5230image: Clothing unit 2 Curriculum Y5220

Sewing (clothes you make)
image: Clothing Helpers guide LG5200Objectives for Curriculum (PDF)

image: Looking Your Best Leaders Guide (LG5240) image: Looking Your Best Members Manual (Y5240) image: The Total Look Leaders Guide (LG5250) image: The Total Look Members Manual (Y5250)

Consumerism (clothes you buy)
Objectives for Curriculum (PDF)

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Events

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Clover Kids

State specialist: Alison Copeland

The 4-H Clover Kids Club Program is designed to introduce 5-7 year olds to a variety of 4-H experiences.  As a Clover Kid members will have the opportunity to explore many different interests, learn basic living skills, build self confidence, and make new friends.

Project materials
LG911, Missouri 4-H Literature & Merchandise Order Form (PDF)

or
Order curriculum online

Learn more at Clover Kids program

Clover Kids Day at the Missouri State Fair


Clowning

State specialist: Bradd Anderson

Do you like to communicate in an entertaining way? Clowning is part of a grand and noble tradition, dating back centuries! In clowning, you will learn how to apply clown make-up, create your own clown face, make a costume and perform as a clown. You will also learn about clown etiquette and some of history's great performers who influenced modern day clowning. From props to pantomime, this project will teach you funny new techniques and help you find great ways to perform them.

Project materials
LG911, Missouri 4-H Literature & Merchandise Order Form (PDF)

or
Order curriculum onlineimage: Clowning Leaders Guideimage: Clowning Members Guide

Additional activities

Events

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Communications

State specialist: Bradd Anderson

Have you ever had an important idea to share? Have you ever felt that there might be something being said somewhere that may be worth listening to? Do you think you'll want to have a great job someday? Would you like to get better at meeting friends and influencing people? If the answer to any of these questions is "yes", then you should check out the communications project. Improving your communication skills can make every part of your life better, and you'll have a lot of fun along the way.

Project materials
LG911, Missouri 4-H Literature & Merchandise Order Form (PDF)

or
Order curriculum online

image: Communications unit 1 curriculum Y2370image: Communications unit 2 curriculum Y2380image: Communications unit 3 curriculum Y2390 image: Communications Helper's guide LG2300

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Computers

State specialist: Bill Pabst

Explore the world of computers in the computer project! Learn the different parts of a computer and how they work. Also learn about the internet and the many opportunities that computers and technology provides.

Project materials
LG911, Missouri 4-H Literature & Merchandise Order Form (PDF)

or
Order curriculum online

Creating computer games and animation

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Conservation frontiers

State specialist: Gerry Snapp

Identifying Missouri wildflowers, making plaster casts of animal tracks or building a bat house are all part of Conservation Frontiers.  This project is all about Missouri’s natural resources and the great outdoors.  Learn about wildlife, streams, rivers, trees and plants through hands on activities.  Protect and respect the natural world.

Project materials
LG911, Missouri 4-H Literature & Merchandise Order Form (PDF)

or
Order curriculum online

nature guide image

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Events

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Consumer savvy

State specialist: Alison Copeland

Youth consume more than $175 billion of goods and services each year. Through the consumer savvy project, you will become a better informed and responsible consumer in today's dynamic marketplace.

Project materials
LG911, Missouri 4-H Literature & Merchandise Order Form (PDF)

or
Order curriculum online

image: Consumer Savy unit 1 curriculum Y4310 image: Consumer Savy unit 2 curriculum Y4320 image: Consumer Savy unit 3 curriculum Y4330 image: Consumer Savy Helper's guide LG4340

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Crochet

State specialist: Alison Copeland

A sweater, and afghan, and a hat are all things that can be crocheted. It's an easy, relaxing art of yarn and crochet hooks that can become an interest that travels with you. In the crochet project you will learn crochet terms, abbreviations, stitches, and how to end off. Then watch how your family and friends wait for you to make them something special.

Project materials
LG911, Missouri 4-H Literature & Merchandise Order Form (PDF)

or
image: I can Crochet curriculum Y3210Order curriculum online

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Can't find something?  Contact 4hyouth@missouri.edu (please include your county) or 573-882-9359

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Teen Conference
Youth Civic Leaders Summit


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