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.
Hello computer scientists!
Welcome to Google CS First Friends!
Today, you will each create a game. and you and your friend can play together.
The two of you will work together to catch objects and win points.
I’ll be good at that!
We’ll make a great team!
In the process, you’ll learn an important computer science concept: variables.
In computer science, variables store information that can change.
So, the number of likes on my Facebook post?
stored in a variable The display of what song is playing on my music player?
Also a stored in a variable.
The number of lives my video game character has left?
You guessed it - that’s stored in a variable too!
Variables are everywhere!
In today’s project, you’ll use a variable to keep track of the points you and your friend earn together.
Let’s get started coding!
Jason will take you through the steps to build your project, and I’ll see you in the last video.
All right, see you later! Bye, Jason!
Now it’s your turn: Click the Work together to Win starter project link next to this video, click remix, and sign in.