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 on coding today’s computer science project! The fun isn’t over, though.
This video will explain the add-ons you can choose to customize your project.
Use your creativity to see what else you can add! Check out these other projects made by CS First students to get some ideas for your own project.
To get started, click on one of the add-on choices below.
“Change Up Your Racetrack” adds a button that will change racetrack backdrops in your project. In “Costume Change,” program a keypress event to make each player’s sprite look different by changing costumes.
In the two-part add-on “Step on the Gas,” create a slider that controls how fast or slow each player drives, and change their speed depending on whether they are driving on concrete or grass. “Crashing Sounds” adds sound effects when your two players touch, or run into, each other.
In “Race Fans,” add sprites to count the start of the race and cheer for the racers.
In “Color Trail” add a colorful trail effect to the racers.
Have fun creating, customizing, and making this project your own!