Take a Code Break

Keep computer science fun by taking a Code Break! With a dozen episodes and activities to choose from, you can create a cypher with Ashton Kutcher, learn about variables with Yara Shahidi, and even explore how the Internet works with the actual inventor of the Internet, Vint Cerf.

Each episode is lead by Code.org Founder, Hadi Partovi, and includes inspiring guests, mini-lessons on computer science concepts, and a weekly challenge to engage students of all ages and abilities, even those without computers.


While our live episodes have ended for now, you can still watch past episodes and complete the activities. To keep the fun going, you can also try some of our recommended projects and activities for learning at home.


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Fun and foundational

Computer science is super fun because it is creative and playful. Whether it’s solving a puzzle, coding art, or designing an app, students prefer learning by exploring rather than memorizing. Students even rank CS their favorite subject after art, music, and dance.

Computer science is foundational to all fields of study, but since many schools don’t offer it yet, this could be a unique chance to support your child in a fun new learning opportunity. Plus, recent studies show: children who study computer science perform better in other subjects, excel at problem-solving, and are 17% more likely to enroll in college.

Weekly Activities & Past Episodes

Episode 1 - Algorithms with Hill Harper

Watch the 3/25 episode


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Weekly Activity - Algorithms

Younger students: No sign-in needed

Older students: Requires sign-in

Episode 2 - Prototypes with Mark Cuban & Lyndsey Scott

Watch the 4/1 episode


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Weekly Activity - Prototypes

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Episode 3 - Encryption with Ashton Kutcher & Mia Gil Epner

Watch the 4/8 episode


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Weekly Activity - Encryption

Younger students: No sign-in needed

Older students: Requires sign-in

Episode 4 - Digital Information with Mike Krieger & Alice Keeler

Watch the 4/15 episode


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Weekly Activity - Digital Information

Younger students: No sign-in needed

Older students: Requires sign-in

Episode 5 - Simulations & Data with Bill Gates

Watch the 4/22 episode


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Weekly Activity - Simulations & Data

Younger students: No sign-in needed

Older students: Requires sign-in

Episode 6 - The Internet with Keegan-Michael Key & Vint Cerf

Watch the 4/29 episode


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Weekly Activity - The Internet

Younger students: No sign-in needed

Older students: Requires sign-in

Episode 7 - Conditionals with Sal Khan & Flo Vaughn

Watch the 5/6 episode


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Weekly Activity - Conditionals

Younger students: No sign-in needed

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Episode 8 - Variables with Yara Shahidi & Fuzzy Khosrowshahi

Watch the 5/13 episode


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Weekly Activity - Variables

Younger students: No sign-in needed

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Episode 9 - Events with Macklemore & Scott Forstall

Watch the 5/20 episode


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Weekly Activity - Events

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Episode 10 - Artificial Intelligence with Kat Graham & Kate Park

Watch the 5/27 episode


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Weekly Activity - Artificial Intelligence (AI)

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Episode 11 - Abstraction with Susan Wojcicki & China Anne McClain

Watch the 6/3 episode


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Weekly Activity - Abstraction

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Episode 12 - Hardware with Aloe Blacc, Bret Taylor, & Paola Mejia Minaya

Watch the 6/10 episode


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Weekly Activity - Hardware

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