Scratch Part 5: Making a Video Game
Lesson 1: Intro to Video Game and Sensing Color
Objectives: To learn some sensing commands, and "if" commands, and reinforce other programming skills that have already been learned. To use critical and creative thinking to design a game. To support classmates learning.
To learn about invasive and endangered species.
Activator: What are endangered species? What are invasive species?
Introduce the Game Rubric
Look at: Snail Defense
Learn how to use sensing commands to make a game where a sprite can't go through the walls.
Research and create a plan for a game.
Use sensing commands so that your sprite can't go through the walls, or can sense other sprites.
Wrap-up: Save your work and signout.
Lesson 2: Variables for Game
To learn how to use variables to keep score.
To learn how to use the "sensing sprite" command to have your sprite get bonus points.
Activator: How many of you have successfully used the sensing color command?
Using variables for points.
Using the sensing sprite command.
The importance of "wait" or "hide" when scoring points.
Create a variable to keep score.
Decide how points will be awarded in the game.
Wrap-up: Save your work and sign out.
Lesson 3: Operators and Variables
Objectives: To learn how to use operators so that you can do some fun things with your variables.
Activator: How many of you have successfully used a variable?
Note: You don't have to use operators for this project, but you may if you want to.
Learn how to use less than equal to and greater than operators.
Let me know if you need help with sensing or variables in your projects.
Work on your maze project. Refer to rubric as necessary.
Wrap-up: Save your work.
Scratch: Game Posters
Objectives: To complete maze projects and to create a poster to advertise your project.
Activator: Write down three things you like about your project.
Mini Lesson: Discuss requirements for poster:
1. Advertises your game
2. Contains url of the Maze Game Studio (https://scratch.mit.edu/studios/1577348/)
3. Size should be 8 1/2" by 11"
4. Must be appropriate for school
5. Must be done neatly and have visual appeal.
6. Create it in Google docs.
NOTE: I can print them in Black and White. You can print them at home if you want instead.
Work on poster and/or finish maze game.
Wrap-up: Share google doc with Suzanne.Collins@eastlongmeadowma.gov