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.
In this add-on, you’ll program music that will play while your models walk in the fashion show. To get started, click on the stage backdrop.
Next, click on the sounds tab on your project, then on “choose new sound from library.”
You’ll find many different sounds there that you can use in your program.
There are different categories of sounds. Click on the “Music Loops” category on the left to see different music loops, or short sections of music tracks. These loops are longer than other sounds. Press the “play” button on each sound to hear it. When you find a song you like, click on it, then click “OK.”
You can now add the new song you chose to your project. To do that, click on the scripts tab, click on the Sound menu, and drag out a “play sound until done” block from the sound menu into the script editor. The “play sound” block plays a specific sound without pausing the rest of the code. This block is mostly used for quick sound effects. The “play sound until done” block, on the other hand, pauses the rest of the code until the sound has finished playing. For this example, using a “play sound until done” block will prevent your background music from being cut short.
Since you want the music to play continuously during your fashion show, select a forever loop from the control menu, and place it around your “play sound” block. To make this code start when your fashion show starts, add a “when green flag clicked” event to the top of this code stack. Click to the flag to test your code.
The music plays! It’s a little loud. To fix this, drag out a “set volume to” block from the sound menu, and put it at the top of the “forever” loop. The “set volume to” block sets the volume level. Change the value to something smaller than 100%.
Tinker with the number until you have something that you like. This example uses 50%.
Now when you click the green flag, the music plays and it sounds like it’s in the background.
Now, it’s your turn. Add a sound from the sound library.
Add “play sound until done” and “set volume to” blocks inside a “forever loop.”
Don’t forget to add the “when green flag clicked” event so the music will play when your fashion show begins.