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 today's activity, you will use computer science to tell a story that answers one of these questions, or prompts: What game character is most like you and why?
What do you like about your favorite game or app?
Do you think kids should play more or fewer video games? Why?
Think about the three prompts, and choose one to use for your project. Do you have the same color hair or personality as a video game character? What do you want others to know about your favorite game or game character? Choose a question that inspires you.
Your Scratch starter project contains a sprite named "Android." This is the character that will tell your story. To choose the appearance of your Android, click on the Android sprite, click the Costumes tab, and click to choose a costume from the list Now, it's your turn! Choose a story prompt. Click on the Android sprite, and choose an appearance for your sprite.
Once you’ve done this, click the CS First tab, then the arrow under this video to move on to the next video.