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.
Hey Taylor! Did you like my story about how we met?
I did! I thought it was awesome!
Yeah, it was really great.
In today’s project, you sequenced code to write your story.
Computer scientists sequence code all the time.
For example, Computer Scientists program robots that help doctors perform surgeries using step by step instructions.
The robots can have steadier hands than a human.
Computer scientists in Scratch sequence code too!
If you explore projects that other Scratch developers made, you may see that some of them have a lot of code!
In this example, 6 computer scientists worked together to build all the code to make a dragon game.
Yeah, that's pretty amazing.
Each person built some part of the project.
That's right! And then the team sequenced all the pieces of code in the correct order to make the game work!
That's pretty amazing. Maybe we should start a collaborative project together!
Yeah, I was just thinking that!
Until next time, have fun creating and coding!
See ya next time!