17 Jun

Start Scratching Session 7


This session further develops the idea of conditional control, i.e. programs that can give a wide variety of results rather than simply going through a fixed flow of instructions. The specific goal of this session is to show the students how a sprites movement can be controlled using keys.

How is it tailored for 5-7 year olds?

More concise approach to movement using co-ordinates is not used, this would require both use of the co-ordinate system and negative numbers. This approach used does involve angles, however these can be ‘bypassed’ via the drop down menu

What is covered? 

  • Multiple Events (when left arrow clicked, when right arrow clicked…..)
  • Point in direction

Click below for handout including step by step guide to completing the session.