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4-H Energy for Farm, Home & Transportation Project

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Energy is a property that allows objects to move, affect others, or change temperature. There are various forms of energy including electrical, mechanical, chemical, thermal, or nuclear. Energy can be transformed from one form of energy to another but it is never lost.

Ages and Stages of Youth Development


Beginners just getting started within the energy project area will be able to define various forms of energy (mechanical, chemical, etc.) and have an understanding of potential and kinetic energy.


Juniors will be able to explain and demonstrate energy conversions and the basic laws of energy. Additionally, they will have a basic understanding of energy consumption.


Seniors can further explore energy by researching the impact of energy consumption and learning about sustainable practices. They will have a good understanding of the benefits and costs related to various energy forms.

4-H Programming Priorities


Take leadership by educating others about energy consumption and how to minimize their consumption of energy.

Health & Wellness

The human body requires energy to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Learn about how the body transforms and utilizes energy.


Through studying energy and its impact on the world, youth are exploring physics and related sciences and scientific real world applications.


Agricultural practices utilize various forms of energy to produce the food that humans and animals use to provide energy to their bodies.

Get Involved

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Youth Voice

  • Present facts on renewable energy
  • Demonstrate a change from potential to kinetic energy
  • Illustrated talk defining different forms of energy
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Community Service

  • Create an environmentally friendly energy plan for your community
  • Educate others on forms of energy
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Career Connections

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Power

Exhibit Ideas

  • Examine solar energy
  • Build a model wind turbine
  • Research biofuels and share your findings
  • Build a display that explains energy transfer

Learning Resources