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.
Hi, I’m Olga.
I’m a proud Latina Googler and I work in our computer science education department.
In this activity, you will program and design a Google logo.
Google often creates special logos, called Google Doodles, to celebrate holidays and important people, places, and events.
There's a core team that creates Google Doodles.
This team is a combination of artists and programmers called “Doodlers.”
In this activity, you will be the artist and programmer for your own special logo.
You might celebrate a real or imagined holiday, like “Ice Cream Day,” or honor the life of a famous person.
You could even highlight your favorite hobbies and interests, like a sport or activity.
As you create, you will learn about computer science concepts Doodlers use every day, like: Events Sequencing And Loops You’ll design and animate your logo using the Scratch website.
After watching this video, select and open the starter project linked on this page.
This will open Scratch in a new tab.
Scratch uses code blocks to give characters, called sprites, instructions, like “When a key is pressed... change colors.”
This project has six sprites you can program.
Each sprite has multiple costumes you can choose from to start your logo.
After opening your project, return to this tab to choose a video that interests you.
Each video will show you a different way to design or program your logo.
For example, you could use the “Say Something” video to create a logo about your favorite planet, favorite song, favorite animal… whatever you want!
Watch as many videos as you like.
While you work, you may want to pause a video to complete a step in your project, or rearrange your windows to show Scratch and a video at the same time.
Also, please keep some ground rules in mind.
While it is okay to use the Google logo for your project, it isn't okay to use it anyplace else or outside this activity.
Please stay positive, friendly, and supportive toward others in the Scratch community.
Keep Scratch a place where people of different backgrounds and interests feel welcome to hang out and create together.
If you’re new to programming, don’t worry!
There’s no right or wrong way to create your logo.
Tinker, experiment, and keep trying until you’re proud of your logo.
Now it’s your turn!
Select and open the starter project.
Return to this tab, and select a video below.
Watch the video, and complete the steps in your project.
Then watch more videos to customize your logo.