Congratulations on finishing yourmusical talent show and earning abadge or two today.
Computer science is a lot like life.
If you are curious, willing to keep trying,and brave enough to try new thingsyou'll have a lot of fun and create some amazing things.
Today, you also learned about parallel processing.
You created several sprites with twoblock stacks that started running at the same timeas the result of an event.
For example, when a user clicked on a sprite theircomputer ran the blocks that can play the songand the blocks that made the sprite dance.
Now computers are really good at followingmultiple sets of instructions at the same timewithout getting confused.
Super computers can perform millions ofcalculations per second and are even used to predictpatterns in huge streams of data.
For example, predicting the weather requires processingdata from sensors all over the world thatproduce more than one million weather relatedobservations each day.
Computer scientists created the code thatanalyzes all of that data.
In fact, weather forecasting has improvedtremendously over the last 20 yearsthanks to computer science.
After years of planning and developmentthere's a new super computer that's in usein Cheyenne, Wyoming by the National Center forAtmospheric Research.
Speaking of cowboys.
And the goal is to provide a huge boost inunderstanding storm prediction as well as floodand drought behavior as well as other climateissues that affect millions of people acrossthe United States.
One of the most powerful computers in the world.
Called Yellow Stone in honor ofWyoming's iconic national park.
A super computer is a computer that can gothrough massive calculations like no othercomputer can and the reason whyit is important is because for climate researchand for maybe more importantly weather forecast.
[Female Newscaster] Another growth area:hurricane prediction.
Back many years ago three days was a prettygood lead time and now we're routinely at fiveand we're hoping to be able to push out to seven.
A little bit of knowledge about what mother naturemight have in store for us really helps.
Because of computer science weather services havebeen able to double the warning time for tornadoesand give people 40 extra minutes of warningbefore a flash flood.
Did you know that there are super computerstelling you each day to weara coat or carry an umbrella?
Computer science is everywhere.
The next time we meet in CS First you'regonna make a DJ mixer and create your own musicby mixing sound samples, adding notes, and you caneven change the tempo of your samples tocustomize your dance track.
"Weather Forecasting Goes High Tech" by The Weather Channel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7s1dctFdBM) -- Licensed by Creative Comons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Uprorted (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en)