Computers and programming
Explore the world of computers in the computer project! Learn the different parts of a computer and how they work. Also learn about the internet and the many opportunities that computers and technology provides.
Resources for all project levels
CP895 Scratch Programming
Scratch is a programming environment from MIT that allows users to:
- Learn basics of computer programming
- Create programs using the Scratch environment
- Add control and mix graphics, animations, music and sound to your programs
Alice is a programming environment that allows users to learn programming while creating an interactive 3D animation.
- Learn object oriented programming.
- Use Alice to create animated movies and simple video games.
- Populate a virtual world within Alice, objects (e.g., people, animals and vehicles) populate a virtual world and create a program to animate the objects.
CP897 Other Programming Languages or Computer Programs
We don’t want to limit the learning of computing languages used or computer creations. Computer science is a growing field and youth can become creative and innovative in their own.
- Consider programming and creating/building a technology with an Raspberry Pi or Ardunio.
- Go deeper with other resources such as Code Academy and Khan Academy can supplement learning in this area.
- Learn Python scripting.
- Discuss with your 4-H youth specialist or program assistant a self-determined project in this area (requires a downloadable Self-determined Project form-Y951).
4-H exhibits and competitions are part of the fun of the Missouri State Fair. You won’t want to miss this special event; visit the 4-H building to see the projects of our 4-H youth or catch the judging competitions. Whatever your niche, there is something for everyone. Bring the family! The Missouri State Fair is located at the intersection of Highways 50 and 65, and less than 20 miles south of I-70, Sedalia is roughly an hour from Kansas City, Columbia and Jefferson City.