Scratch Basics #1: The Great Race

Scratch Basics Scratch Basics #1: The Great Race

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In this challenge, we will use Scratch to create a simple two player race game. In doing so, we will get familiarized with the different elements of the Scratch interface, including sprites, backdrops, and scripts. In writing scripts, we will use events, motion blocks, and if/then statements.

Links to Challenge materials:

Lesson plan– Includes lesson overview page, design cycle instructions, prototype build instructions, and rubric.
Scratch project prototype– Test out the prototype, view the code and project settings.
Rubric – Rubric to be handed out to students for self-assessment.
Challenge report– Report to be sent home with students at the end of class.

Scratch Skills:

Check out some of these Scratch Skills mini-lessons to learn more about the specific skills involved in this challenge:

Scratch Skills: Getting Started
Scratch Skills: Movement (pt. 1)
Scratch Skills: Talking

Share your prototype:

Share a link to your Great Race Scratch prototype below. Make sure your project is shared within Scratch. Please answer one of the following about your experience:

– What challenges did you or your students face in building this project?
– What improvements or innovations did you make on the original prototype?
– What connections can you make to other projects or subjects?

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Scratch Basics 1: The Great Race

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