In Storytelling, students use computer science to tell fun and interactive stories. Storytelling emphasizes creativity by encouraging club members to tell a unique story each day.
In Friends, students are encouraged to sign up with a friend or make a new friend in the club. Friends emphasizes teamwork by allowing club members to tell the story of how their friendship started and imagine a company together.
In Fashion & Design, students learn how computer science and technology are used in the fashion industry while building fashion-themed programs, like a fashion walk, a stylist tool, and a pattern maker.
In Art, students create animations, interactive artwork, photograph filters, and other exciting, artistic projects.
In Social Media, students create fun social media style applications and games while learning about the computer science concepts that enable these programs to work.
In Sports, students use computer science to simulate extreme sports, make their own fitness gadget commercial, and create commentary for a big sporting event.
In Music & Sound, students use the computer to play musical notes, create a music video, and build an interactive music display while learning how programming is used to create music.
In Game Design, students learn basic video game coding concepts by making different types of games, including racing, platform, launching, and more!
Students create fun and complex animated projects. This is an advanced curriculum, which means it teaches new concepts that are recommended for students who have already participated in at least two other CS First themes.
In this sample activity students animate an ocean wave to create a setting, then tell a story that takes place on the high seas.
In this sample activity students tell a story using the characters from Cartoon Network’s "The Amazing World of Gumball."
Be a designer and programmer – bring the Google logo to life using code.
Today you built a fun, colorful, and interactive project while you learned about an important computer science concept: variables. Variables help people collect and utilize information, or data.
For example, computer scientists design tools to help forecast the weather, such as the ones described in this video.
Weather models are updated every six hours to include the most current observations for the next forecast.
This approach prevents the model from straying too far from reality, and acts as a checks and balance system to achieve the most accurate forecast.
Satellites orbiting the earth relay immense amounts of data back to scientists on the ground, who can then enter that data into computer model simulations.
We have the equations and then we have computer code, which solves those equations on a day-to-day basis.
NASA is the source for most of the research satellite observations of the atmosphere, land, and oceans.
Computer scientists use those variables in programs that help determine the likelihood of a given weather pattern.
Scientists and meteorologists use computer science to collect and analyze data, allowing them to forecast the weather. Industries such as agriculture, emergency services, and airlines depend on these weather forecasts. Knowledge of the weather allows people to plan better, keep the public safe, and save money. This is one example of how computer science directly impacts the world in which you live. Take a minute to write a shout-out to someone who helped you today, and post it on the G+ board.
Next time, you will learn how to make an art application that allows you to create Graffiti artwork. Until then, have fun creating and coding!