About the 4-H Computer Science Project

Computers are everywhere – personal computers, robots, entertainment devices, artificial intelligence, and more. Learn all about how computers and other information technologies work both alone (software, mechatronics and coding) and together (using WiFi, Local Area Networks, APIs and the Internet), computer literacy and safety, web design, robotics, VR/AR, mobile apps, computer graphics (CGI), music (multi-media), and social media.


Contact the Marion County 4-H office:


Computer Science Project Manuals

You can learn more about computer science by completing one of the project activity guides, based on your grade level:

Project manuals may also be available to purchase at the Marion County Extension office, and older editions of manuals (if available) are free. Contact us to ask about availability!

There are literally millions of resources available, especially on YouTube, Microsoft, and Apple, and on the websites of dozens of universities like MIT, Stanford, Purdue, and IU. Just Google the topic you are interested in and get started!

Showcasing What You’ve Learned

Computer science projects cover a wide array of topics, but in each area, there are three divisions: Beginner (Grades 3-5), Intermediate (Grades 6-8), and Advanced (Grades 9-12). Project exhibits are submitted for judging at the annual Marion County 4-H Showcase.

Exhibit Guidelines

Score Cards

Advancing to the State Fair

  • Yes! Computer science project exhibits from 4-H members grades 3 and up are eligible to advance to the State Fair.

Cloverbuds (Grades K-2)


  • Exhibit a poster or notebook. Possible topics include: computer hardware, how and why to use a computer, where in the community you have seen computers used, what you have learned about code, or a favorite program or web site.
  • Cloverbud projects are for exhibition only (not judged), so there are no score cards, and exhibits are not eligible to advance to the State Fair.

More Computer Science Project Resources