for ages 9-14
The activities below introduce students to computer science and the programming language Scratch. Different themes attract and engage students of varying backgrounds and interests. All materials are free and easy to use.
These activities take approximately one hour to complete, and are great for special one-day events such as conferences or Hour of Code.
These themes introduce students to core computer science concepts. Each includes 8 activities and roughly 10 hours of content that can be spread out over several days or weeks.
In Friends, students are encouraged to sign up with a friend or make a new friend in the class. Friends emphasizes teamwork by allowing students to tell the story of how their friendship started and imagine a company together.
Fashion & Design
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.
Music & Sound
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.
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.