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 your project!
Now, customize your animation with some awesome add-ons.
In these add-ons, you will add some of the fun effects and animations you may have seen in your favorite cartoons or movies.
Show a character is overwhelmed with an animated tear in “So Much Emotion.”
“Seeing Stars” make stars circle around a character's head when an object falls on it.
Animate the character's love with a cute heart effect in “Show Some Love.”
Animate the character's mouth to move while it talks with “Chit Chat.”
Program confetti, snow, hearts, or stars to create a fun atmosphere for your animation with the “Confetti” add-on.
Finally, ask the user a question and make something happen based on a response with “User Interaction.”
Don’t stop designing and coding.
Now is when you get to add your own flair to your project.
Create what you want to create!