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Small Engines

Things to Learn/Do in the Project

Ages 7-9

  • Learn major parts of engines
  • Importance of clean air to an efficient running engine
  • How to service a small engine and replace a spark plug

Ages 10-13

  • Learn safe ways to operate an engine
  • Learn engine cycles
  • Identify useful tools and internal parts of an engine
  • Learn different engine types and sizes

Ages 14 and Older

  • Learn to trouble shoot and repair and rebuild an engine
  • Use the internet to find resources, rules and regulations for small engines

Start your own business or career

Project Materials

Reasonably priced materials are available for every project in Kansas 4-H. You can order the materials for your project online or contact your local Extension Office. National 4-H Small Engines Project Guide: https://4-h.org/parents/curriculum/small-engines/

Small Engines (SE 100)

Additional Small Engines Resources