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.
Today, you programmed a winning condition for your game. Now, take your project a step further by adding a crazy winner celebration. This video will give you a few ideas for a winning celebration, but feel free to come up with your own ideas.
To make the sprite cheer, use a “say” block.
Make the sprite change colors when it wins with a “change color effect” block. Click the blockstack to test. Cool! The sprite says the cheer and changes color.
Program the sprite to repeatedly change colors with a repeat loop. Click the blockstack to test. Awesome. Tinker with the value in the repeat loop.
Make the sprite jump to random places on the screen with "go to" and "pick random" blocks.
Test your code often so you can find and fix any bugs early.
Create a stamp of the sprite with a "stamp" block.
If the sprite has multiple costumes, make it look like it’s dancing using a “repeat block,” “next costume,” and a “wait” block.
These are just a few ideas to get you started. Feel free to come up with your own winner celebrations. Now, it’s your turn: Program the sprite to celebrate if it wins the game.
Consider programming the sprite to cheer, repeatedly change colors, jump to random places, or stamp. Use your creativity to create your own unique winning celebration!