In this club, you learned how to tell stories using computer science. However, storytelling is just a small part of what you can do with computer science. This video will introduce some of the different ways computer science is used in the real world, and discuss how to continue learning about computer science after CS First ends.
Computer Science is a way of solving problems and creating projects using computers. Every person, and every field of study, has problems that can be solved with the tools you’re learning in this club. People use computer science to solve many different and unique problems, for example: Curing diseases Creating interactive school presentations Finding solutions to global hunger and food shortages Keeping track of homework assignments Making a winning baseball, basketball or football team Making a program that does math problems, and shows its work Manufacturing products with robots Programming missile defense systems Creating a dating website that can help people fall in love Recording music As you can see, there is an endless list of problems that computer scientists can solve.
After just 7 days of learning computer science in CS First, you can now create compelling stories and other programs in Scratch. Imagine what you might be able to do after joining another CS First club, or after taking a CS course in high school, or even after studying computer science in college. There are many different ways to continue learning computer science after this CS First club ends. You might have the option to take another CS First club, which will provide new and unique computer science experiences.
You can also continue to build projects in Scratch on your own, and even create projects for school, like interactive presentations and educational games.
In high school you will have opportunities to learn more computer science. Some schools offer computer-science-related clubs, like robotics or game design. You might also have the option to take a Computer Science class. These classes might include: Exploring Computer Science (or ECS), AP Computer Science, and CS Principles After high school, you can study computer science in college. Most colleges and universities offer computer science majors. At some schools, you can even choose to specialize in things that interest you, like game design, computational biology, computer security, medicine, software engineering, and many more! Because computer science is so helpful in so many fields, nearly every industry needs tech-savvy people who understand and can use computer science. Major tech companies, like Google and Facebook, need computer scientists, but so do other industries like manufacturing, healthcare, the military, finance, and education.
In just 7 days of this CS First club you have been able to accomplish a lot. The next steps in learning computer science will be much easier now that you have developed a basic understanding of many CS concepts. Seek out opportunities in high school and beyond to expand your knowledge. Continue to find ways to use computer science in your everyday life and ask your CS First Host if they know of any local clubs or classes.
In the last club, you’ll create a story where you reflect on all that you’ve accomplished and learned in CS First. See you next time. Now go forth, and tell your story!
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