Google CS First: Friends

CS First is a free program that offers computer science projects for students aged 9-14 who sign up to be part of the club. In the friends project, students move through eight activities that focus on an creating programs with a friend and developing computer science skills. Activities include creating a truth and lie game, designing an imaginary future, making a collaborative game, creating advertising for a joint company and a reflective scrapbook. Each activity is supported by a video and project starters which students use to remix and create their own stories. Lesson plans accompany the student activities.

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Year band(s) 5-6
Content type Course or tutorial
Format Web page
Core and overarching concepts Implementation (programming), Algorithms, Computational thinking
Australian Curriculum Digital Technologies code(s)

Design algorithms involving multiple alternatives (branching) and iteration


Implement algorithms as visual programs involving control structures, variables and input

Technologies & Programming Language​s Scratch
Keywords Algorithms, Programming, Computational Thinking, Loops, Conditional statements, Variables, Computer games, Collaborative learning



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