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.
This video introduces adding sound to your project.
It won’t tell you exactly where to put the blocks, however, so use your courage and persistence!
If you need help, ask a neighbor.
If you can’t figure it out together, put up your sticky and ask a Guru!
To program your project to play a sound, you will first need to add that sound to your project.
To do that, click on the “sounds” tab, then “choose sound from library.”
To hear the sound, click on the play button next to it.
When you find a sound that you like, click on the sound, then click “OK.”
Click back on the “scripts” tab to go back to programming.
Click on the “sounds” tab.
There, you will find the “play sound” and “play sound until done” blocks.
The “play sound” block starts playing the sound, then immediately runs the code after it.
The “play sound until done” block waits until the sound finishes playing before continuing on to the next block.
To make the sound play continuously inside a loop, use the “play sound until done” block.
Play sounds when players catch objects, when objects appear, or constantly during the game.
You can even add different sounds for different objects!
The cool thing about computer science is that you have the power to create anything in your program.
Now it’s your turn: Add sound effects to your project using the “play sound” or “play sound until done” blocks.