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3. 5 Things About Us


Welcome to Google CS First Friends!

My name is Taylor.

And my name is Jason.

Over the next 8 days of this club, we will lead you through a computer science exploration and you will create some exciting and interesting projects for a friend in your club.

So, you'll build projects for me?

Yep, and you'll build projects for me.

Today, you’ll learn what computer science is, see the friendship-themed projects you’ll make, and finally, make your very first program in this Google club!

CS First Friends is a computer science club.

Computer science uses computers to make amazing projects (also called programs) that allow people to entertain, solve problems, do work, and save time.

In this club, you'll learn many different ways computer science relates to things you do and see every day.

You might be surprised!

People use computer science to build all kinds of projects and solve many types of problems, from collecting health data about athletes, to studying animal-computer interaction to make it easier for service dogs to assist their humans in the home.

In this club, you’ll be introduced to some of the incredible creations people build and problems people solve using computer science.

When this club ends, you and a friend will have a collection of your own stories, games, and quizzes you made while learning computer science.

Take a look at some sample projects you’ll get to build over the next 8 club sessions.

On day 2, you'll build a project with two truths and a lie, to see how well your club friend knows you.

Do you think you'll guess my lie?

I bet I will!

On day 3, you'll create a project that predicts your friend's future job and home.

I want to live in an apartment!

I'll keep that in mind.

On day 4, you'll create an animated story that explains how you and your friend met.

On day 5, you'll create a texting animation that will tell the story of a conversation between you and your friend.

On day 6, you'll build a cooperative game where two people work together to get a high score.

Good! I love games!

On day 7, the two of you will imagine a company you could start together and build a commercial to promote your product.

And on the final day, you'll build a scrapbook to highlight your favorite parts of the club and collect memories of the time you spent with your friend.

This is a friends themed club.

That means that you’ll work with someone each day.

This could be someone that you just met, or a friend who came to the club with you.

Follow the activity instructions each day to see how you and your friend will work together.

Taylor will take you through the next steps for exploring Scratch, but I'll be back at the end of club. I can’t wait to see what you create today! See you later! walks off screen See ya!

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