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Excerpted from the Scratch Curriculum Guide Draft.
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http://scratched.media.mit.edu/resources/scratch-curriculum-guide-draft

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Scratch project ideas

  1. 1. Scratch Project Ideas From the Scratch Curriculum Guide Draft developed by the ScratchEd Team DRAFT Friday, September 23, 2011http://scratched.media.mit.edu/resources/scratch-curriculum-guide-draft
  2. 2. ABOUT ME How can you combine interesting images and sounds to make an interactive collage about yourself?STEP BY STEP... BLOCKS TO PLAY WITH…1. Add a sprite paint your choose a downloaded get a surprise sprite own sprite or library sprite2. Make it interactive make your sprite interactive by adding scripts that have the sprite respond to clicks, key presses, and more3. Repeat!
  3. 3. DANCE PARTY Create your own interactive dance party where sprites get down with cool costumes and funky beats.STEP BY STEP... BLOCKS TO PLAY WITH…1. Add a sprite paint your choose a downloaded get a surprise sprite own sprite or library sprite2. Make it interactive snap blocks together to make your sprite dance make your sprite interactive by adding scripts that have the sprite respond to clicks, key presses, and more3. Repeat!
  4. 4. ARTSHere are some blocks that can be useful in arts-themed projects.WAIT SAY/THINK SOUNDSInsert a pause Have a speech or thought bubble Play recorded and synthesized appear over a sprite audioVISIBILITY LOOP PENMake a sprite appear or Repeat stacks of blocks Leave visual lines and sprite stamps ondisappear the stageRANDOM KEY PRESSGet a computer-generated Make a sprite respond when differentnumber from a specified range keys are pressed
  5. 5. SQUARE, CIRCLE What project can you create that includes an orange square and a purple circle? use the paint editor to design sprites that incorporate an orange square and a purple circle experiment with different motion and looks blocks to bring your sprites to life
  6. 6. BUILD-A-BAND Create your own musical group by pairing sprites with sounds to make interactive instruments. use the repeat block to make a sound play more than once experiment with different music and beats, or import your own sounds no scripts
  7. 7. AUTOMATIC DRAWING Make a project that draws something on its own.create a sprite thatis just a small dot
  8. 8. STORIESHere are some blocks that can be useful in story-themed projects.WAIT SAY/THINK SOUNDSInsert a pause Have a speech or thought bubble Play recorded audio appear over a spriteVISIBILITY COSTUMES ASKMake a sprite appear or Change the appearance of your sprite Get input to use in a projectdisappearSTRINGS COORDINATETest, access, and change Synchronize actions between andwords and sentences within sprites
  9. 9. CONVERSATION Get two characters talking to each other. Use the say and wait blocks to coordinate the conversation. 1 script 1 script no scripts add a background
  10. 10. SCENESUse the broadcast and when I receiveblocks to create a multi-scene story. add 3 background images 4 scripts 4 scripts 2 scripts
  11. 11. SLIDESHOW Create your own slideshow – a collection of background images accompanied by audio narration. 1 script 6 background images 6 recorded soundsrecord your narration right in Scratchwith the sound recorder
  12. 12. MAZE Create a game where you get a sprite from the start to the end of a maze without touching the walls. 7 scripts total move the sprite around have the sprite bounce off the green wallsno scripts,draw a maze-likebackground withcolored walls anda differently coloredend marker players wins when sprite reaches the yellow end marker
  13. 13. GAMESHere are some blocks that can be useful in games.TOUCHING VISIBILITY RANDOMSee if two sprites are touching or Make a sprite appear or disappear Get a computer-generated numberif a sprite is touching a color from within a specified rangeTIMING STRINGS VARIABLESHave the computer keep track of Test, access, and change words Store a number or string in atime for you and sentences container to access laterCOMPARE KEY PRESSCompare values to help make Make a sprite respond whendecisions within your game different keys are pressed
  14. 14. COLLIDE Help the cat navigate a field of Gobos. Collect yellow gobos to earn points, avoid pink gobos to avoid losing points. no scriptsreset the cat’s position when the cat collides with a when the cat collides with aand the score yellow gobo, the gobo disappears pink gobo, the gobo disappears and the score increases by 10 and the score decreases by 10
  15. 15. CATLIBS Create a unique Madlib story by collecting user input. no scripts 1 script 4 variables
  16. 16. SCROLLING Create the foundation for a side scrolling game. 3 variables 1 script create two sprites: one for the left background panel, one for the right background panel add the same (2 or more) costumes to each sprite add this script to the left sprite add this script to the right sprite
  17. 17. Developed by the ScratchEd team and released under a Creative Commons license.

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