Scratch

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scratch

A 7 hour, 5 project professional tutorial set

Scratch 2 tutorial projects

 

 

The resource is made up of five complete projects (7 hours+) that provides detailed guidance, taking your students from that very first piece of coding to five fully functional games.

This also includes the latest Scratch 2 features that includes cloning and writing custom code modules.

The basics

the basics

Reproduced with permission by original author, Rob Easton

Create a cat and dog chasing game whilst learning the basics of how to use Scratch.

 

Activity time: 20-25 minutes

Difficulty level 1

 

Original source: http://www.eastonhome.co.uk

/Scratch/index.htm

Moving eyes

the basics

Eye code - first tutorial

the basics

Lazy eye code (advanced tutorial)

zip

Graphics (zip)

Reproduced with permission by original author, Rob Easton

Do you fancy creating a set of moving eyes that follow your mouse?

Watch the video tutorials on the left-hand side to find out how to re-create the eyes.

Pause the video after each point and recreate the game yourself.

You can use the graphics provided in the zip file on the left.

 

Activity time: 10-15 minutes

Difficulty level 1

 

Original source: http://www.eastonhome.co.uk

/Scratch/index.htm

Car racing

the basics

Video 1 (above)

the basics

Video 2 (above)

zip

Graphics (zip)

Reproduced with permission by original author, Rob Easton

Create a car racing game for two players.

This game is fun with your own graphics.

You can also use the graphics provided to give your game an arcade look.

Try to extend the game and add in some extra features of your own.

Activity time: 20-25 minutes

Difficulty level 2

 

Original source: http://www.eastonhome.co.uk

/Scratch/index.htm

Helicopter

the basics

Video (above)

zip

Graphics (zip)

Reproduced with permission by original author, Rob Easton

Learn to create a game which allows you to pilot a helicoptor through the caves by watching the video and copying what you see.

Download the graphics from the zip file on the left-hand side.

 

Activity time: 20-25 minutes

Difficulty level 3

 

Original source: http://www.eastonhome.co.uk

/Scratch/index.htm

Tanks

the basics

Video (above)

zip

Graphics (zip)

Reproduced with permission by original author, Rob Easton

In this activity you will create a tank which could lead to your own game.

Watch the video on the left-hand side to find out how to create the tank game.

Remember to hit pause from time to time and recreate the game

Download the graphics from the zip file on the left-hand side.

 

Activity time: 35-40 minutes

Difficulty level 4

 

Original source: http://www.eastonhome.co.uk

/Scratch/index.htm

Space Invaders

the basics

Video 1 (above)

the basics

Video 2 (above)

zip

Graphics (zip)

Reproduced with permission by original author, Rob Easton

A classic space invaders game.

On the left-hand side are 2 videos, the first takes you through the main ideas and the second shows you some advanced programming techniques:

Remember to hit pause from time to time and recreate the game

Download the graphics from the zip file on the left-hand side.

 

Activity time: 30-35 minutes

Difficulty level 4

 

Original source: http://www.eastonhome.co.uk

/Scratch/index.htm

Asteroids

the basics

Video 1 (above)

the basics

Video 2 (above)

zip

Graphics (zip)

Reproduced with permission by original author, Rob Easton

Learn how to create another classic game.

Watch the 2 videos on the left-hand side to find out how to create an asteriods game.

Remember to hit pause from time to time and recreate the game

Download the graphics from the zip file on the left-hand side.

 

Activity time: 55-60 minutes

Difficulty level 5

 

Original source: http://www.eastonhome.co.uk

/Scratch/index.htm

Shark and fishes game

fish shark

Reproduced with permission by original author, David Phillips

A fabulous project where you create fish, get them to swim around the sea and then make an evil shark to gobble them up.

There are lots of skills and commands used in scratch and students end up with a game that they will genuinely play.

There are plenty of extension possibilities with this project.

Parrot Game

parrots

Reproduced with permission by original author, David Phillips

Nice little game here where we teach you to make parrots fly on random paths,then shoot them and make them disappear.

For good measure we shall even show you how to keep the score and set a timer to shoot all the parrots within.

In theory the perfect score would be 50. We challenge you to build the game and try and reach that score. We don't think anyone could unless they were very lucky!!!!


Pong Game

pong

Reproduced with permission by original author, David Phillips

Perhaps this really should have been the first set of video tutorials as in this series of videos you will learn to make the first ever video game called Pong.

Basically it's a bit like tennis. They sold the console that played this game for the price of an XBox or PS3 you know.

Secretly once you make it you will play the thing with your mates.


Racing Game

racing

Created by David Phillips

Based on an original idea by Rob Easton (see car race above)

Reproduced with permission of David Phillips and Rob Easton

Here's another little game to try based on a top down racer.

Videos 1 to 3 are complete but video 4 still needs a little work. Once you are familiar with Scratch, hopefully you will be able to figure out how to put things right.

 

 

 

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