About the 4-H Computer Science Project
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:
- Computer Science & Programming with Scratch – Level 1 (Grades 3-5)
- Computer Science & Programming with Scratch – Level 2 (Grades 6-8)
- Computer Science & Programming with Scratch – Level 3 (Grades 9-12)
- Level 1 Facilitator’s Guide
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.
- Computer science exhibit guidelines for 4-H members grades 3-12
- Marion County 4-H poster exhibit guidelines and tips
- Any software projects submitted must be compatible with PC and MAC. Any mobile apps must be Android or iOS compatible.
- If any software beyond the MS Office Suite is needed, you must supply that software and comply with all manufacturer copyright laws.
- A reference list must be included with your poster or notebook.
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
- See Indiana 4-H’s computer science project page for more resources.