Pizz-A-Thon (research, explore, discover and create)


The 4-H pledge is: I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger service and my health to better living, for my club, my community, my country, and my world.

The official 4-H emblem is a green four-leaf clover with a white H on each leaf standing for HeadHeartHands, and Health. White and green are the 4-H colors. The white symbolizes purity and the green represents growth.

4-H helps young people to reach their full potential as competent, confident, leaders of character who are connected to others, and contribute to their communities.

In 4-H, youth design and participate in their own programs and activities. This unique learn-by-doing model teaches essential skills that youth will use throughout their lives, such as identifying sparks, desiring knowledge, setting goals, self-reflection, adapting to new situations, communicating, and responding to the needs of others.

The apple demonstration in UNIT ONE, puts in perspective the Earth’s limited soils for food production. 

Hold up an Apple.

Cut ¼ out of the apple (representing the portion that island. The ¾ represents water on the earth…ocean , lakes and rivers. Then cut the land in half (1/2 of the ¼ piece = 1/8 representing mountains, deserts where people live but not all this land can grow food). On this 1/8 portion of theapple, cut crosswise in four equal pieces representing 1/32 or 3.1 % of the Earth. Peel one of these four pieces and say this represents the small amount of the Earth that will grow food. So we must protect our soil from erosion. We live in a part of the world with that valuable topsoil sometimes referred to as the bread basket of the world.

For the following Word Files illustrated in the photos, click on the blue highlighted file name and then click on the box in the lower left corner to download the charts/illustrations.

Student Plan UNIT ONE 5-18-12 Explore and discover the quality of soil for quality food and gain an appreciation for protecting topsoil.

Student Plan UNIT TWO 5-18-12 Research as to what is the best pizza for the future. 

Student Plan UNIT THREE 5-18-12 Develop a logo, place mat and marketing  your ideas for promoting your “Prize Pizza” and Pizzeria.

Student Plan UNIT FOUR 5-18-12 Prepare for competition -judging and or demonstrating.

Soil-Root Link To Conservation 4-27-12 Importance of Soil and water conservation! The force of the raindrop as it hits an unprotected soil surface starts the erosion process.

Web Page Conservation 4-4-12 Answers to Soil and Water Conservation Questions.

 Tracing Pizza Flow Chart 4-7-12 Trace ingredients from “slice to soil.”

Food and Fiber Cycle 5-17-12 Trace the different stages of food and the many careers involved in creating your “Prize Pizza.”

Logo  placemat 4-8-12 Be creative in designing your pizzeria logo and place mate to attract attention, providing fun activities as kids wait for their pizza.

Business-Health Worksheet 5-26-12 Calculate profit and calories.

Research Market Your Pizza 4-8-12 It is important that your marketing research team be creative in attracting customers in wanting to eat your “Prize Pizza.” 

Grow Your Own 

You’ll need a container filled with topsoil. 

48” window box with holes drilled in bottom for drainage or a raised bed in the yard would be ideal. 

A list of ingredients you may want to grow:

Tomato Plant 

Basil Plant 

Oregano Plant

Garlic Bulb 

Onion Set 

Bell Pepper Plant 

Bark Mulch 

Enough topsoil to fill box ¾ full 

Fill window box ¾ full with soil.  Dig holes for plants, according to 

the order listed above.  Place plants in holes and cover with soil.  

Add bark mulch, leaving about 1” from top of window box.  Place 

widow box in sunny outdoor area and water thoroughly.  Check 

water needs daily.  When the top inch of soil is dry, water 


Application-OrderForm 5-18-12 Participant and Sponsor Application Form and Order form for T shirts, medallions and plant-root observation box.

Play Hangman Game to review words associated with the Pizz-A-Thon.

Create Pizza for astronauts stranded on Mars.

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