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.
Great job coding your story!
Check out these add-on ideas to add to your story.
Move your story to a new location in “Change Setting.”
In “Mystery Box,” program your character to react to something inside a box, and animate objects that fly out!
“Animate the narrator” is a two-part add-on that shows you how to make the narrator’s mouth move while telling the story.
In “Play a Song,” compose your own music in Scratch for the main character’s dance.
In “Add Another Character,” add a character that can react to the broadcasted events.
Choose any add-on that interests you, or add to your story on your own! You will find some “challenging” add-ons that take a little more persistence. Keep trying, don’t be afraid to make mistakes, and remember to ask a neighbor or your Gurus for help if you need it.