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.
Animations often use sound effects and music to add excitement to a story.
In this add-on, you’ll add a sound loop to your story.
To start, click the stage.
You can add code to the stage, just like you can to a sprite.
Click on the sounds tab.
This starter project already includes many sounds.
Select a few, and listen to them using the play button.
To explore the other sounds in Scratch, click the “choose sound from library” button then OK to select one.
Once you’ve found a sound, remember its name because you’ll need it to program it to play.
Next, program the sound to play. Click the scripts tab and the sounds menu.
Drag out the “play sound until done” block.
Click the dropdown, and select the name of the sound you chose.
Click this block to run it. Great.
To make the sound play repeatedly, or in a loop, add a “forever” block.
To make the sound play at the start of your story, add a “when flag clicked” block.
Click the flag to test it out. Awesome!
If your sound isn’t playing correctly, check that you selected the “play sound until done” block, not the “play sound” block.
Now, it’s your turn: Click the stage and the sounds tab, and select a sound.
Play the sound using a "play sound until done" block, a forever loop, and a "when flag clicked" block.