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, create a soundtrack for your scrapbook.
Make the music play throughout the project.
There are a few ways you can make this happen.
One way is to use a sound or beat already in Scratch.
First, click on the stage.
Go to the sounds tab, and select “choose sound from library.”
Click on “music loops.”
Here you can sample available tracks.
Choose one, and click OK.
Switch back to the scripts tab.
Drag out a “play sound until done” block, and place it in a forever loop.
Add a “when flag clicked” block.
The music should now play throughout the project.
[music plays] Another way to add music to your project is to create your own beat using the sounds menu.
You can make a beat with the “play drum” block.
Select the type of drum you want from the dropdown menu, and adjust the length of the beat.
Pull out a few more blocks, and put them into a repeat loop.
Then, your beat will play over and over.
[drums play] You can also create your soundtrack using the “play note” block.
From the dropdown menu, select what note you want to play.
Use the “set instrument to” block to pick different instruments to play the note.
Use a repeat loop to make them play over and over.
Tinker with this code until you have something that you like.
Be sure to add a “when flag clicked” block.
Play with the other “sound” blocks to make a soundtrack for your scrapbook memories.
Computer scientists don't always know the right code ahead of time.
They often experiment by tinkering with their code until they have something they like.
Remember, if you don’t know what a block does, you can use the “block help” tool at the top of the screen.
Now it’s your turn!
Use “sound” blocks to make a soundtrack for your scrapbook.