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 will animate and add your own design spin to the intro screen of the quiz.
To animate the intro screen, select the "intro screen" sprite.
The intro screen will whirl and then disappear.
To achieve this effect, add a "change effect" block under the “show” block.
Select whirl effect from the dropdown menu.
Add a “repeat” block around the "change effect" block.
Try it out.
Tinker with the values in the “repeat” and “change effect by” blocks until you get something you like.
If you'd like, you can also adjust the value in the “wait” block, which you added when you created the core project.
The intro screen appears when the flag is clicked, does the whirl effect, then hides.
Next, customize the design of the intro screen.
Select the costumes tab, and decide how you want the intro screen to look.
It’s up to you!
You can change the colors, change the text, or draw something on the screen.
To change the colors, click the "color the shape" icon, and choose any color you'd like.
Then, click the parts of the sprite you'd like to change color.
Try out some different colors to see what looks good.
To add text, click the text icon and the part of the sprite where you'd like to add the text.
To change the existing text, click the text icon, then click the existing text.
To change the font, double-click the text, then click the dropdown menu under the font heading, and select a font.
Now it's your turn!
Animate the intro screen using “change effect and “repeat” blocks.
Customize the design of the screen in the costumes tab.