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, you’ll program the sprite to celebrate when your friend correctly guesses your lie.
First, program the celebration.
There’s lots of different ways to celebrate.
This video will show you two ideas, spinning and changing colors, but use your imagination and the skills you’ve learned in this club to come up with your own!
To make the sprite spin, place a “turn” block from the “motion” menu inside a “repeat” block from the “control” menu.
To face the sprite right-side up after spinning, make it to turn a complete circle, or 360 degrees.
Multiply the number in the “turn” block with the number in the “repeat” block.
The result has to be 360 for the sprite to turn all the way around.
This example uses 36 repeats of turning 10 degrees.
36 times 10 equals 360.
To make the sprite face upright again while you’re testing, click the “point in direction” block in the motion menu.
To make the sprite change colors, use the “change color” effect from the “looks” menu.
Drag it into the scripts area.
Click on the block to see what it does.
The sprite changes color!
To clear that change, click on the “clear graphic effect” block in the looks menu.
To make the sprite repeat changing color, place that block inside the repeat loop.
Place the code you built for your celebration in the “then” section of the “if/else" block.
That way, your sprite will celebrate only if your friend guesses the lie.
Now it’s your turn Program a celebration.
You can: Use the “repeat” loop and the “turn” block to make the sprite spin.
Use the “repeat” loop and the “change color effect by” block to make the sprite flash different colors.
Or, choose your own blocks to create a special celebration for your friend.
Place the celebration in the “then” section of the “if/else” block.