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Computer Science

The 4-H computer project teaches concepts related to computers, hardware knowledge, software programming and applications, internet safety, the building, maintenance and repair of computers and future career opportunities.  Youth will be introduced to the five fundamental principles of computer programming, providing a foundation for exploring and creating.

Things to Learn/Do in the Projects

Level 1

  • Identify and use the basic components of a computer
  • Identify the similarities and differences in office software applications
  • Learn to use the internet safely

Level 2

  • Identify internal computer components, operating systems and their processes
  • Develop a knowledge of the building, maintenance and repair of computer

Level 3

  • Learn the protocols and program languages that support networking
  • Learn how to avoid viruses and hacking while networking

Level 4

  • Develop computer-related community service goals
  • Plan and teach computer skills to diverse populations

Project Materials and Resources

Additional Resources

State Fair Computer Science Information