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Hey and welcome to CS First Scratch Music and Sound.

Can you imagine a world where reading is considered an unnecessary skill?

In the 14th century only a few people could read.

The printing press had not been invented so every book had to be written out by hand.

That made books very rare and expensive.

Once the printing press was invented, books became widely available, and people started reading for education, and entertainment purposes.

Soon there after reading, once considered a luxury, became a necessity for getting a job, and functioning in society.

Today in this CS First Club, you are a pioneer in another technical revolution, just like the printing press.

One day people will feel the same way about computer science skills you are learning right now, just as they did about reading and books.

They will wonder about how anyone grew up without computer science.

Computers were in fact as big and as expensive as a house.

Now many people carry around cell phones that have more power then those original giant computers.

Learning computer science will allow you to create the next powerful technology instead of just using it.

No matter which path you take in life, or what interests you these skills will be important.

During this club session, you're gonna do something a little different.

Besides the computer science skills you earn today, you'll also use other skills like curiosity, courage, and eagerness to try again.

In the previous club sessions you watched Greencastle learn how to build a project using a set of code blocks.

Today you're going on a scavenger hunt, that will lead you on a quest to build a musical talent show.

As you complete the scavenger hunt and build a talent show, you'll get a chance to ear special badges.

On the very next page after this video, you'll find a set of links to all the possible badges that you can earn.

When you think you have earned a badge, just put up your sticky note, but in the mean time, keep working towards your next badge well you wait.

Turn badges wrote all of your code for those badges, into the same program.

From this version of the completed musical talent show, the sprites do different things when they are clicked.

Now your talent show might look different but that's okay.

All the talent for the badges, should be in that one project.

This isn't a contest, so you do not have to compete for badges.

There's a badge for everyone.

When you earn badges you can stick them in, or on your CS First folder, or even take them home.

The key to collecting all the badges to keep working to try to solve problems in your project, even when things don't work out the first time.

Be first to just keep trying, and you'll create an awesome talent show, as well as earn some cool badges along the way.

Before you start earning badges, create a project for your musical talent show.

The first step in the scavenger hunt, is to start a new program, delete the scratch cat, and name your program musical talent show.

You do all of your coding in this program.

So choose a backdrop, then switch back to this CS First page.

Then go onto the next page and choose the first badge that you wanna earn.

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  1. Open Scratch, sign in, and start a new project.
  2. Delete the Scratch cat.
  3. Name your project "Musical Talent Show."
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