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.
In this video, you'll add sound to your commercial to make it more dynamic and exciting.
Click on the Sounds tab, and choose a sound to play in the background of your commercial.
On the Scripts tab, click the Sounds menu, and drag out a "play sound until done" block.
Click on the block to try it out.
[music plays] Sounds good.
Add a “forever" block so that the music will play continuously while the commercial runs.
Try it out.
[music plays and repeats] Great.
Now the music plays continuously, but only when the block stack is clicked.
Add a "When flag clicked" block to make the music and the commercial start at the same time. Try that.
[music plays] Awesome.
Now the music starts when the commercial begins.
It is important to use the "play sound until done" block here instead of the "play sound" block because the "until done" ensures that the sound plays to the end before it plays again.
This sound seems a little loud for background music.
Add a "set volume to" block after the "when flag clicked" block, and tinker with its value until you like the volume of the music.
[music plays softly] [music plays louder] Nice job.
Explore adding other sounds to your commercial.
Now it's your turn.
Add sound to your commercial to make it more appealing and exciting!