Join Google and 4-H
for National Youth Science Day
this October

Get ready to lead a computer science activity using the resources below.

National Youth Science Day (NYSD) is 4-H's annual initiative to inspire students everywhere to engage with STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) through a hands-on learning experience. This year, Google and 4-H developed a new coding activity, Animate a Name, designed to introduce students to basic computer science concepts.

Coding Activity

Animate a Name

In this activity with CS First, Google's free computer science curriculum, instructional videos will guide students through combining blocks of code to make their projects come to life with motion, captions and sound.

Watch Overview Video

Teachers: Get Prepared

Follow the steps below to facilitate Animate a Name with your students.

Get inspired

Take a sneak peek at what students are coding.

Animate a Name project by slippo

Animate a Name project by squirtlette

Animate a Name project by kbumbarger21

Students: Get started

Watch the instructional videos to learn how to code a name.