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4-H Physics Project

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If you have ever wondered how and why an object behaves a certain way, you may be interested in studying physics. Physics works to understand the universe’s behavior through studying matter and its motion, along with energy and forces.

Ages and Stages of Youth Development


Beginners will learn how to demonstrate and explain one-dimensional motion as well as predict basic behaviors of objects based on force diagrams.


Juniors will learn how to demonstrate and explain two-dimensional motion, explain Newton’s laws, as well as define and explain work and energy.


Seniors will be able to define and explain physics terms such as moments, torque, and angular moment.

4-H Programming Priorities


Youth can educate others about the laws of physics. They can take it a step further and talk about various phenomena related to motion and energy.

Health & Wellness

The human body requires energy to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Youth can learn how the body transforms and utilizes energy.


Physics is the science behind the behavior of objects related to movement, energy, and forces.


An understanding of physics is very important to engineers who develop new technologies and practices to make agriculture more efficient.

Get Involved

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Youth Voice

  • Discuss the basic laws of physics
  • Demonstrate a change from potential to kinetic energy
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Community Service

  • Educate others on Newton’s laws
  • Find a way to make your community more energy efficient
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Career Connections

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Power

Exhibit Ideas

  • Examine solar energy
  • Create a model of the solar system
  • Make a kaleidoscope
  • Build a catapult
  • Design a poster that explains simple machines
  • Make a display showing the forces acting on an object

Learning Resources