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4-H Computer Project
Computer Power Unlimited is a Computer Science Project for 4-H members interested in gaining experience in computer building repairing and networking, engaging young people and their project helpers in computer science activities and community service. A web site provides links and resources to a variety of extended learning opportunities in topics such as open source software development and learning programming languages. Each guide in the series is designed with a specific purpose, and collectively the series supports youth and their adult helpers in the pursuit of technological competence and meaningful leadership.
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This unit is designed for the member with little or no prior experience. Youth will identify and use the basic components of a personal computer, identify the similarities and differences in basic office software application, and deliver a computer-aided slide show presentation based on their interests. This unit is for Juniors, Intermediates and Seniors. Members must have access to the internet for this unit.
Inside the Box
Youth will be able to identify internal computer components, operating systems and their processes. Additionally, they will develop knowledge of the building, maintenance and repair of computers. This unit is for Intermediates and Seniors.
Peer to Peer
Youth will demonstrate a basic understanding of what networking is and how it is accomplished, working with adults and peers to build a functioning network, while becoming familiar with the protocols and program languages that support computer networking. Additionally, they will analyze the negative impacts that exist as a result of networking, such as viruses and hacking. This unit is for Intermediates and Seniors.
Teens Teaching Technology
Youth will work with peers, adults and community partners to develop service related computer goals. This may include creating a community-based computer lab and developing lesson plans to teach diverse populations basic computer skills.
The items listed below are your project requirements. Select each in turn to access a Word Document. Once you have your document, please save it to your hard drive or other media before entering information.
- Colorado 4-H Computer Project Tip Sheet
- 4-H Project E-Record for Family/Consumer Science and General Projects
Colorado State Fair and Local County Fair Exhibit Requirements:
Note: Please read 4-H Project Exhibit Rules on page 2 of the State Fair Exhibit Requirements.
- 4-H members may stay in a unit for more than one year. The exhibit has to be different each year.
- DO NOT include computer disks or other media that may inadvertently be damaged or rendered inoperable due to the transport of the project or the display process.
Note: Not all judging locations will have computer or Internet resources available. Display items must be self-contained and capable of being judged “as is”. For example: Sample printouts of code developed, multimedia projects created or Web pages/sites developed. No three-dimensional displays will be accepted.
All exhibits will consist of the following:
- One sturdy binder/notebook that contains the project manual or copy of page 5 –Achievement Program Requirements with explored areas completed (page 5 of manual) and completed e-Record.
- A display board illustrating a topic from the Expand Your Memory in the manual. The standardized display board size of 4ft. x 3ft. is to be used for 4-H projects. Mp additional items may be included in front of display board. All items must be attached to display board.
- Project will be evaluated on the quality of the information completed in the manual and e-record (25 percent) and quality of exhibit (75 percent).