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.
Congratulations on coding an awesome, interactive project! Now, you get the chance to make your project even more engaging for users with add-ons. This screencast will explain the add-ons you can choose to customize your project. Just like in the main screencasts, watch the screencast first to learn how to build the add-on, then try programming it on your own. To get started, simply click on one of the add-on choices after you watch this video.
In "Spinning Celebration," make the sprite spin and change color when it is clicked.
In "Shout It Out," make all of the sprites react when one of the sprites is clicked.
If you have a sprite that you don't want the user to vote for, "Shrinking Sprite" shows you how to make the sprite really tiny when the user tries to click on it.
Program a big celebration when a sprite gets to the winning number of votes with "And the Winner Is..." Keep the sprites’ vote count hidden with "Secret Votes." Make a sprite demand to be picked whenever the mouse pointer touches it with "Pick Me." Finally, program an extra cool surprise when a sprite gets to the winning number of votes with "Extra Cool Factor."
Remember to use your creativity to customize the design and code of your project. Check out these projects created by other CS First computer scientists just like you!
After saving your project, explore the add-ons that interest you. If you want to continue to create and explore after today’s club is over, you can access Scratch and CS First from any computer that can access the internet. Have fun creating and making this project your own!