Learn about computer hardware and software.

Projects may focus on specific software packages, general computer maintenance, or computer hardware identification and upgrading.

A teenager works on a computer

All project manuals are received through the Larimer County 4-H Extension office. These will be distributed to 4-H members through their organizational leaders (club leaders) after enrollment is complete.

4 -H Record Books are also called e-Records. Each project has its own record book that members are required to complete each year. The links to e-Records in the specific project areas are below. Record books are turned in at Interview Judging before our County Fair. In June, you will need to schedule an interview for each of your project areas and bring your record book with you to Interview Judging the week of the Larimer County 4-H Fair.

We have more information about how to fill out your record books here.

2023-2024 Record Book PDF
2023-2024 Record Book .docx (click to download)

Discovering Computer Science - Level 1

Project level 1 is designed for members 8-18 years old.

Inspiring youth to:

  • Interact with a series of tutorials and challenges within the Scratch environment
  • Introduce the five fundamental principles of computer programming
  • Learn beginner programming skills using Scratch
  • Exhibit 8 different commands including looping and getting input from the keyboard and mouse.

Computers in the 21st Century

Designed for members 11-18 years old.

Inspiring youth to:

  • Gain knowledge on application design, operation, development, writing code and much more

Discovering Computer Science Level 2

Designed for members 11-18 years old.

Inspiring youth to:

  • Learn more about generalizations and modularity
  • Introduce clones and lists in Scratch
  • Exhibit a modified program using Scratch by comparing the programs or creating an animated storybook or a video game

Discovering Computer Science Level 3

Designed for members 11-18 years old.

Inspiring youth to:

  • Learn about recursive programing use recursion to help solve problems
  • Learn how to draw intricate fractals through recursive programming
  • Exhibit an original program using a higher level programing language such as Phython, Javascript, C++, etc.


Thinking about signing up for the Computer Project? Already enrolled but have questions? Contact us.

Non-Discrimination Statement

Colorado State University Extension is an equal opportunity provider. Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of disability and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations. CSU’s Office of Engagement and Extension ensures meaningful access and equal opportunities to participate to individuals whose first language is not English. Colorado State University Extension es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.

Colorado State University no discrimina por motivos de discapacidad y se compromete a proporcionar adaptaciones razonables. Office of Engagement and Extension de CSU garantiza acceso significativo e igualdad de oportunidades para participar a las personas quienes su primer idioma no es el inglés.


Larimer County Colorado State University Extension

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Fort Collins, CO 80524-2004

Phone: (970) 498-6000 

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