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.