Activity 1: Introduction and Discovery
In this first activity, club members learn about the scope and procedures of the club, then explore Scratch and create their first program.
Activity 2: Dance Party
In this activity, club members will create a dance party animation. They will use forever loops and will be encouraged to tinker with the "movement" blocks. By the end of the activity, members will understand and be able to explain the similarities and differences between the "forever" and "repeat 10 times" blocks.
Activity 3: Musical Art
In this activity, club members will create a colorful collage by programming a repeating pattern. Then, they will make the colors in the collage play a sound when the mouse touches them.
Activity 4: Guru Introduction and Musical Talent Show
In this activity, club members will learn more about the CS First Gurus and earn badges by creating a Musical Talent show. A badge is a sticker club members receive for completing different tasks and challenges. Badges are located in the CS First materials.
Activity 5: DJ Mixer
In this activity, club members will choose a repeating loop of background music, make a slider that speeds up or slows down a sound, and create a keypress event that plays a single note.
Activity 6: Music Video
In this activity, club members will create a music video using procedures, which are new commands made up of a set of instructions. To define a procedure in Scratch, club members will need to make a new block. They will also choose a song for their video and add a sprite that grows.
Activity 7: Movie Sound Effects and Music Composition
In this activity, club members will choose to either create a project in which one sprite bounces off another to make a sound or to add to their Activity 6 Music Video Project.
Activity 8: Create a Thank You Project and Free Time to Build
In this activity, club members will create a thank you project. They are encouraged to create and ask for help if they need it to complete their vision. This club ends with certificate distribution and a closing reflective discussion.