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 created the best quiz ever while using a lot of computer science concepts, including: operators, conditionals, events, and variables.
In this club, you’ve learned ways that people use computer science to create something new or to solve interesting problems.
In almost every field, people are using computer science to try to solve big problems.
Ocean pollution is a good example.
The ocean is a valuable natural resource and an important habitat for wildlife.
The ocean is also at great risk of being damaged by pollution.
How might computer science be used to protect the world’s oceans from pollution?
Well… you could create a smartphone app that allows fishing boats to report pollution to government agencies.
You could create a social media campaign and website to encourage public awareness of oceanic environmental issues.
Or, you could do what some scientists are doing, and create and program robotic fish to monitor ocean pollution.
Afterall, computer science is just a tool that you can use to create and to solve problems.
While paint and paintbrushes may make art, it’s the artist that uses them to create beautiful artwork.
Similarly, programming can be used to make software, apps, databases, and robots, but it’s the computer scientists who create something new and great with programming tools.
Next session, you will create a style board application in which users can select and share their favorite things.
While you’re waiting for your clubmates to finish the wrap-up, take a moment to write a shout-out, and have a good one.