Game Changers

Game Changers is a collection of 3 activities that teaches kids computer science (CS) skills through game play and puzzles centered around topics they care passionately about. Developed by Google, 4-H, and West Virginia University Extension Service, it includes a computer-based activity on Google’s CS First platform and two unplugged activities:

  1. Pitch Your Passion uses CS and animation to advocate for a cause using CS First and Scratch. Can be completed on tablets or computers.
  2. Program Your Playground uses CS skills like decomposition and conditional logic to invent new sports and games.
  3. Hack Your Harvest uses CS concepts like automation optimal efficiency to solve and create logic puzzles related to agriculture.

Game Changers is for first-time and beginner coders ages 8-14, and each kit is designed to accommodate up to 10 youth. Teachers and facilitators don’t need any prior experience with computer science or coding.

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