Thursday, March 15, 2012
Computer Science Presentation
So, we got everyone together an hour before the meeting to practice what we would say. Practice was a little rough but not too bad. I was a little worried that we were not ready but "the show must go on" so we were going to make the best of it. We also asked one of our members to help out since he had shown interest in the project. I thought it was important to not have a serious presentation because it would be boring to just read from a slide. So, I added a few jokes and funny graphics along the way.
The time came for us to present and I think we were all a little nervous, but you know what, it turned out great! Our Vice President (Katy) introduced us and said how proud she was of us for starting a new project for our club...that was nice of her! Then I had the group start out with a joke:
Why does a computer not like tennis?
Because it surfs the net!
LOl.....ha....right? Well, maybe not....but as I told the club...the Computer Science project would have been a complete joke if I had led this project...that is why were so thankful to my husband for taking part of his time off for a few weeks to help lead this project. He did a great job and I did not want ANYONE to think that I knew anything about computers!
Then we got into the serious presentation with the group talking about the different parts of a computer. Well, maybe not so serious...but packed full of information to let the club know that we had learned about the parts of the computer. We had golden retrievers representing the output. Attics for the hard drive. And, nose and smell to explain hardware and software. But the best joke was one our reluctant project member wanted to take out. I encouraged him to keep it in (I hated changing the presentation at the last minute!). He joked around a little before the meeting but one he got going during the actual presentation he really did a great job improv...he was a hit! Telling the club about the cooling system...he said there needed to be a fan....but not your football fan...the kind you see turning around on your ceiling...and it went crazy from there! However, he got his point across...the cooling system is a VERY important part of the computer!
Everyone clapped and cheered and we quickly left the stage...glad we were able to show the club what we learned and give back to a small part of the community...but not wanting center stage!
Great job Computer Science members...I hope you are looking forward to the next sessions in the fall when my husband returns. We would really like to learn about robotics with all of you and more!
Another great night with our 4H friends. Henry said he was glad he did not have prizes for the game because the real prize was enjoying the game with friends. And that just shows that 4H really does "make the best better!"