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 screencast, you'll see all the talent show characters you can build today and the badges associated with them. You probably won’t have time to build every talent show character today, so choose the badges you want to earn the most, and work on those first.
To earn the Bust A Move badge, create a sprite that dances and plays music when clicked, and that stops when the spacebar is pressed. To earn the Energy Burst badge, create a sprite that moves around the screen, makes a sound, and bounces off the edges when clicked. This sprite should stop moving when the spacebar is pressed.
Earn the Multiple Musicians badge by creating two or more duplicated sprites who do two actions at once, like play sound and change color, when the mouse touches them.
To earn the Clone Crazy badge, create a sprite that asks a question and duplicates on the screen with the answer. Depending on the length of your club and if you have extra time, you can also try to earn two advanced badges here. They will allow you to build voting into your talent show. When the votes go over a certain number, one sprite will be announced as the winner. The screencasts for today don't show you every code block you need to build this project. That's where the “scavenger hunt” part of the day comes in. It’s up to you to figure out which blocks you want to use for the programming and project you want to create. Happy hunting!