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! You coded an awesome window display! Here’s your chance to customize your program with add-ons.
In “Color Change,” make a sprite change colors when the mouse hovers over it.
In “Drift,” make a sprite perform different actions in response to its surroundings.
Code a hidden surprise in your display window with the “Hidden Surprise” add-on!
You can code your sprite to do wild and crazy things when the mouse pointer touches it with with the ‘Go Crazy” add on. “Talk About It” is a challenge add-on that shows you how to add window shoppers to your program, and “Shooting Sprites” is another challenge add-on that preps you to make a sprite glide across the window display. Adding more design and code to this project is one way to showcase your ideas and personality.
Have fun creating and making this project your own!