The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries taking place during Computer Science Education Week. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event. One-hour tutorials are available in over 45 languages with no experience needed for ages 4 to 104. Start by reading the inspiring two stories of teenagers who created apps used for tracking COVID-19:
- Tokyo Teen tracking app takes a different approach to the coronavirus challenge
- Teen creates site to track coronavirus, and millions of people are using it
Hour of Code Activities (MS, HS)
CodeCombat: Code, Play, Create
Code and play a series of game levels while learning important computer science concepts. On the final level, show off your creativity and skills to code your own game from scratch!
Zulama MakeQuest Video Game Activity
Professor Photon's Color Conundrum
Professor Photon is a highly regarded physicist gone rogue. She has eliminated color from all digital devices! In this Escape Room style project, the learner joins Marlee and Tyrell as they learn about binary numbers, light, color, and more to unravel Professor Photon's Color Conundrum, and restore color to the world's devices.
Analog Clock STEM Kit
Use your knowledge of math and geometry to create a working analog clock with moving second, minute, and hour hands. You'll need to calculate the angle that each hand should point based on what time it is. When you're done, you can add in reminders about what you need to do throughout the day to make your own alarm clock!
Star Wars: Building a Galaxy with Code
Learn to program droids, and create your own Star Wars game in a galaxy far, far away.
CSS Animations: Travel Through Time
Grades 9+ | HTML, CSS
Take an adventurous travel through time and conquer deep space while learning how to move, rotate and transform objects using the basics of animation in CSS.
3D Flappy Bird
Use your imagination to create a 3D Flappy Bird game. Use code to make 3D models come alive with fun. At the end you can share your creation with friends and challenge them to a high score.
Interactive Art: Bringing Art to Life with Code
Bloons Trigonometry Defense
Grades 9+ | Blocks
In this lesson you will code a shooting monkey tower from the popular Bloons Tower Defense game. By the end of the lesson you will know the angle finding maths and algorithms commonly used in many of today's most popular tower defense games. You will be able to apply this knowledge in your own game. Gamefroot Hour of Code tutorials use a visual programming language using blocks where students simply drag and drop visual blocks to write code.