4-H Discover Scientific Method Research Poster Contest

Date: May 13, 2017

Location: Lone Star College – Montgomery Campus
3200 College Park Drive
Conroe, TX 77384-4500

Campus Maps

Examples from last year’s contest:

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Entry/Registration Deadline: April 16, 2017

Entry Fee: $15 per person payable on 4-H Connect. Email Entry Form (abstract with your agent’s signature) to  snolen@ag.tamu.edu by April 16, 2017.

Description

The 4-H Discover Scientific Method Research Poster Contest will allow youth to apply the scientific method to the subject matter they have learned through their 4-H projects. The scientific method is a process for experimentation that is used to explore observations and answer questions. Scientists use the scientific method to explore relationships in nature. The research poster contest will allow youth an opportunity to display and explain through the scientific method their project, research and observations.

Objective:

  • To initiate a program based on science and scientific method
  • To increase the awareness of science, engineering and technology among 4-H members
  • To implement science, engineering, and technology in the forefront of 4-H project work through the use of 4-H S.E.T. Abilities:
    • SCIENCE abilities encompass the entirety of the cause and effect on the world on the world
    • ENGINEERING is recognized as a problem-solving and design process within science and technology
    • TECHNOLOGY is human innovation
  • To allow youth to apply subject matter they have learned through various projects and programs

Contest Schedule: Tentative

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.          Contestant check-in & Set up
8:30 – 9:00 a.m.          Judges Orientation
9:00-9:15 a.m.             Contestant Orientation
9:15 – 11:30 a.m.         Judges Interviews with contestants
Noon to1:00 p.m.        Open for public viewing
6:30 p.m.                      Awards announced at Awards Program

Contestant List

Age Divisions:

Junior (Grades 3 – 5), Intermediate (Grades 6 – 8), Senior (Grades 9 – 12)

Participants may compete as individuals or in teams of up to 3 members (of same age division)

District 9 contest teams are comprised of members in the same age group or a team that includes younger members must compete at the age level of the oldest member of the team. An Intermediate team can include members who are Junior age level. Senior teams can include members who are Intermediate age level.  Texas 4-H DSM contest is invitational, but the teams MUST be Intermediate or Senior age level only.

4-H Discover Scientific Method Research Poster Contest Overview:

The Discover Scientific Method Research Poster Contest is designed to help youth identify a question or problem, and then focus learning and solving the problem using the scientific method in the following project areas:

  • Biochemistry/Microbiology/Food Science
  • Environmental Science/Chemistry/Earth Sciences
  • Animal Science
  • Plant and Soil Science
  • Engineering/Physics
  • Consumer Product Testing

Topics can cover any field as long as it is research oriented, and may include humanities or social sciences that meet the research criteria.  The County Extension Agent or their designee will document and certify all projects.

Entry Fee: $15 per person payable on 4-H Connect. Email Entry Form (abstract with your agent’s signature) to  snolen@ag.tamu.edu by April 16, 2017.

2017 Research Poster Contest Rules

District 9 4-H Discover Scientific Method Research Poster Contest Committee:
Sheryl Nolen – Co Chair, Harris County
Starla Garlick – Co Chair, Jefferson County
Amber Foster, Fort Bend County
Jennifer Mendez,  Fort Bend County
Vincent Mannino, Fort Bend County
Marcus Glenn, Harris County

 

2016 D9 4-H DSM Judging Schedule:
9:00 am to Noon

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