Computer Science

Utah County 4-H provides opportunities for youth to engage to learn and grow in the are of Computer Science.  Through workshops and learning clinics youth learn and practice computer science skills using a variety of resources.  

Computer science is not just about building computers or writing computer programs (programming or coding).  However, Utah County 4-H utilizes this coding as our primary focus and sees coding as a means to ends.  

Embedded into your activities are the critical deep thinking and develop computational thinking skills youth require in their future CS careers and in life.

Computer Scientists use a thinking process called "computational thinking"; a problem-solving process used in many careers and disciplines. 

learn more icon Learn more about computational thinking

In addition, engineers, designers, and many other career areas use the Design Theory Process as they create and improve their products or ideas.  The key steps are:
  • Experimenting  and Iterating  
    • Developing  a  little  bit,  then trying  it  out,  then developing  more
  • Testing  and  Debugging  
    • Making  sure  things  work  and  finding  and solving  problems  when they  arise
  • Reusing  and  Remixing  
    • Making  something  by  building  on  existing  projects  or  ideas
  • Abstracting  and  Modularizing  
    • Exploring  connections  between the  whole  and  the  parts 
learn more icon Learn more about the Design Theory Process

The purpose of the CS Playbook is to provide elements of 4-H Positive Youth Development in tandem with the latest CS resources and activities. It also provides guidance for incorporating CS into various 4-H delivery modes or content areas, and may serve as a blueprint for 4-H educators, volunteers and teen leaders to integrate CS into any aspect of the 4-H experience.

You can download the full Playbook and navigate the menus below which have direct links to Playbook resources.

gear icon Computer Science Playbook Download

Utah County and Utah 4-H provide many opportunities for youth to practice and develop their skills in the area of STEM.  Please visit our contest page for more detailed information.

County 4-H Opportunities

State 4-H Opportunities

  • Photography Contests
  • K-2 STEM Learning Series
  • STEM Bee Competition
  • Innovation Fair Showcase
  • Future City & Tomorrow Land Competitions
  • Mini-Tinker Lab
  • Workshops & Clinics
  • STEM Ambassadors
  • Hack-a-thon
  • Design Challenge
  • Digital Arts Competition
  • TRY Team Trainings
  • i4-H Camp
  • May the 4th Family Day
  • Drone Workshop & Competition
  • Game Design Challenge

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