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News - 10th Nov 2022

We hope you’re as excited as we are about Hour of Code 2022! We have big plans, including a partnership with NASA, new activities, and new artists participating in Dance Party! As you make YOUR plans, don’t forget to register your Hour of Code event at hourofcode.com

What’s new at Code.org?
This year, we’re adding two new themes to our Hello World activity to embody the spirit of “Explore, play, create:” Soccer and space! Create a winning scene straight out of the World Cup or code something out-of-this-world using images from the Webb Space Telescope, courtesy of our partnership with NASA. You can even make a mashup: soccer in space, anyone?

We’re also updating our popular Dance Party activity with some awesome songs from iconic artists like Beyoncé, Harry Styles, Lizzo, and more!

Even more can’t-miss activities…

  • NASA’s Space Jam: Create a solar system that really rocks! Program planets to make music, creating your own musical solar system, complete with spacey melodies.  Appropriate for grades 2 and up.
  • 3D Space Invaders: Code the classic Space Invaders game in 3D while learning about the basics of game development, including fundamental programming concepts like loops, conditionals, and keyboard events. Appropriate for grades 2 and up.
  • Minecraft Escape Estate: Solve puzzles to escape from Dr. Breakowski's mysterious mansion in the new Minecraft Hour of Code: Escape Estate. Use coding and computational thinking to unlock secrets, open trap doors, and reveal hidden clues! Appropriate for grades 2 and up.
  • Maps: In this universe, different maps are the backdrop for fun challenges with vehicles that obey your programs. To win, you will have to interpret each map and program not only the movements, but adapt to the unexpected! Appropriate for grades 9 and up.

Check out our blog for featured unplugged activities, lesson plans, virtual field trips, and more!

We are so grateful to the activity providers who continue to make Hour of Code fun and exciting each year! We hope that this growing list of fun options makes it easier than ever to bring an Hour of Code to students of all ages. However you choose to participate, we can’t thank you enough for your effort and support!

—The Code.org team