Computers

Co Superintendent: Lee Sherry
Co Superintendent: Amy Timmerman
Co Superintendent: Julie Kreikemeier

Rules

  1. The name and county of each exhibitor should appear separately on the back of each board, poster or article and on the front cover of the notebooks so owner of the exhibit may be identified if the entry tag is separated from the exhibit.
  2. Each individual is limited to one exhibit per class. All static exhibits must have received a purple ribbon at the county fair to advance to the State Fair.
  3. Several classes require a display board which should be a height of 24 inches and not to exceed 1/4-inch thickness. A height of 24 7/8 inches is acceptable to allow for the saw kerf (width) if two 24 inch boards are cut from one end of a 4 foot by 8-foot sheet of plywood. Nothing should be mounted within 3/4 inch of the top or bottom of the board. (Example: Woodworking & Electricity.)
  4. Fabricated board such as plywood, composition board, or particle-type lumber may be used for demonstration displays.
  5. Demonstration boards should be sanded and finished to improve their appearance. The finish on a demonstration board will be judged as a woodworking exhibit.
  6. Demonstration boards should include an overall title for the display, plus other necessary labeling.
  7.  Reports should be written using the scientific method whenever possible (Background, the Question or hypothesis, what you plan to do and what you did, Method used and observations, Results: what you learned.  All reports should be computer generated and enclosed in a clear plastic cover. The reports should be attached securely to the display. 
  8. Reports should be written using the scientific method whenever possible (Background, the Question or hypothesis, what you plan to do and what you did, Method used and observations. Results: What you learned. All reports should be computer generated and enclosed in a clear, plastic cover. The reports should be attached securely to the display.
  9. Premier 4-H Science Award is available in this area. Please see General Rules for more details.

Classes

COMPUTER MYSTERIES – UNIT 2

  • H860001 - Computer Application Poster – 4-H exhibitor should use computer application to create a graphic notebook utilizing computer technology. 4-H’er may create any of the following: greeting card (5 different cards should as a birthday, wedding, anniversary, sympathy get well or other); a business card (3 cards for 3 different individuals and businesses); menu (minimum of 2 pages including short description of foods and pricing); book layout (I-book); promotional flyer (3 flyers promoting 3 different events); newsletter (minimum 2 pages); or other: examples such as precision farming or family business logo etc. This exhibit consists of a notebook (8.5x11 inches) which should include a (1) a detailed report describing: (a) the task to be completed, (b) the computer application software required to complete the task, (c) specific features of the computer application software necessary for completing the task (2) print out of your project. Project may be in color or black and white.
  • H860002 - Produce a Computer Slideshow Presentation (SF277) Using presentation software. All slide shows for state fair should be emailed to Amy Timmerman atimmerman2@unl.edu before August 15.  Files must be saved in a PC compatible format with county name and last name of participant before emailing.  All county fair projects with a printout should be saved on a CD Rom to be submitted for county fair.  Slideshow should include a minimum of 10 slides and no more than 25. Incorporate appropriate slide layouts, graphics, animations and audio (music or voice and transition sounds do not count). Each slide should include notes for a presenter. All slideshows must be up loaded.

COMPUTER MYSTERIES – UNIT 3

  • H860004 - Produce an Audio/Video Computer Presentation (SF276) Using presentation software a 4-H exhibitor designs a multimedia computer presentation on one topic related to youth. The presentation should be at least 2 minutes in length and no more than 5 minutes in length, appropriate graphics, sound and either a video clip, animation or voice over and/or original video clip. The presentation must be able to be played and viewed on a PC using Windows Media Player, Real Player, iTunes or QuickTime Player.
  • H860005 - How to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Presentation (SF276) Youth design a fully automated 2 to 5 minute 4-H “how to” video. Submissions should incorporate a picture or video of the 4-Her, as well as their name (first name only), age (as of January 1 of the current year), years in 4-H, and their personal interests or hobbies. Videos should be designed for web viewing. Any of the following formats will be accepted: .mpeg, .rm, .wmv, .mp4, .ov, .ppt, or .avi. 
  • H860006 - Create a Web Site/Blog or App – Design a simple Web site/ blog or app for providing information about a topic related to youth using either software programs such as an HTML editor like Microsoft’s FrontPage or Macromedia’s Dreamweaver, and image editor like IrfanView or GIMP OR online using a WIKI such as Google Sites.  If the Web site, Blog, or App isn't live include all files comprising the Web site, Blog or App should be submitted on a CD-ROM in a plastic case along with the explanation of why the site was created.  If developed using a WIKI or other online tool include a link to the website in the explanation of why the site was created.
  • H860007 - 3D PRINTING Unique Items – 3D printing uses plastic or other materials to build a 3 dimensional object from a digital design. Youth may use original designs or someone else’s they have re-designed in a unique way. Exhibits will be judged based on the complexity of the design and shape. 3D UNIQUE OBJECT: 3D objects printed for their own sake. May be an art design, tool, or other object. 3D printing will include a notebook with the following:
    1. Software used to create 3D design.
    2. Design or, if using a re-design, the original design and the youth’s design with changes.
    3. Orientation on how the object was printed.  
  • H860008 - 3D Printing Prototypes – 3D printing uses plastic or other materials to build a 3 dimensional object from a digital design. Youth may use original designs or someone else’s they have re-designed in a unique way. Exhibits will be judged based on the complexity of the design and shape. 3D objects printed as part of the design process for robot or other engineering project or cookie cutter, be creative. Must include statement of what design question the prototype was supposed to answer and what was learned from the prototype. 3D printing will include a notebook with the following:
    1. Software used to create 3D design.
    2. Design or, if using a re-design, the original design and the youth’s design with changes.
    3. Orientation on how the object was printed.
  • H86009 - 3D Pen Creation – 3D pens rapidly melt and cool plastic filament allowing the 4-H member to draw in 3D. Youth may use original designs or use a template to create their 3D item. Exhibits will be judged based on the complexity of the design and shape. 3D pen creation will include a notebook with the following:
    1. Copy of the template if used and description of any changes the youth created.
    2. If no template used - an explanation of how the creation was built.
    3. Must include paragraph of what the youth learned while creating their project (i.e. way to improve their next creation)
    4. Paragraph on how 3D pens impact science, engineering, and technology.

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