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 add-on, program the sprite to introduce you and your friend.
To start, program the sprite to say a new line when the flag is clicked.
Select the looks menu, and drag a "say" block under the "when flag clicked" block.
In the "say" block, introduce yourself.
This example says, "Hi there!
My name is Taylor."
It's okay to share your first name or nickname, but do not share your last name, address, or other information you wouldn't want a stranger to know.
Click the flag to test.
Great! Next, add another "say" block below the first "say" block.
Introduce your friend in this block.
This example says, "My best friend's name is Jason!"
Click the flag to test again.
Awesome! Now, it's your turn: Program the sprite to introduce you and your friend using two "say" blocks.
It's okay to share first name or nicknames, but do not share your last names, addresses, or other information you wouldn't want a stranger to know.