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Episode 31: More Stories in Scratch

Beginner Skill Level

May 18, 3-4 PM Eastern Time

Ages: 8-13, No Experience necessary

Work with an experienced instructor to create a Scratch story of your own.  This Episode is for beginners with little or no programming experience.

What you need to participate:

Access to a Boolean Box or a Raspberry Pi with Scratch installed or any Windows or Mac computer with access to the internet.

Recommended: A second device for tuning it to this episode.  Can be a Windows or Mac computer, a tablet, or smart phone.

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Watch Past Episodes

Beginner Skill Level

Episode 1: Pong
Build the game Pong an easy project for kids 8-13 Beginner

Episode 2: Ghosts and Wizards
You are a wizard, catch the ghosts when you build this game. Kids 8-13 Beginner

Episode 5: Create a story in Scratch
Learn how to build your own story like this story of a soccer player  Kids 8-13 Beginner

Episode 8: Create a story in Scratch, Part II
Learn how to build your own story like part 2 of this soccer player's story.  Kids 8-13 Beginner

Episode 11: Story building in Scratch
See how we create this Green Story and use it to make one of your own!  Kids 8-13 Beginner

Episode 14: Story building in Scratch
Work to add to the Green fire fighting Story and use these ideas to make your own story!  Kids 8-13 Beginner

Episode 17: Story building in Scratch
See how we use code to create this Earth day (almost) underwater adventure  Kids 8-13 Beginner

Episode 20: Story building in Scratch
See how we use code to finish this Earth day underwater adventure. Watch out for the SHARK.   Kids 8-13 Beginner

Episode 23: A loud story building in Scratch
Learn how to work with sound with this 3 part band.  Watchout it can get pretty loud.   Kids 8-13 Beginner

Intermediate Skill Level

Episode 1: Pong
Build the game Pong an easy project for kids 8-13 Beginner

Episode 2: Ghosts and Wizards
You are a wizard, catch the ghosts when you build this game. Kids 8-13 Beginner

Episode 4: A Scratch game with levels
Start building more complex games with levels by building this moonlander game. Kids 8-13 Intermediate

Episode 7: Scratch Games with levels Part II
In this episode we will look at advanced skills for creating a game with levels.  The final challenge is a game with 100 levels.   Kids 8-13 Some Scratch experience is helpful

Episode 10: Scratch Games adding features Learn critical game building skills like keeping score, using a timer, and tracking lives to make your games even better.
Kids 8-13 Some Scratch experience is helpful

Episode 13: Scratch Games adding features Learn how to add a proper start and end to a game to make your games even better.
Kids 8-13 Some Scratch experience is helpful

Episode 16: Make Flappy Bird in Scratch Learn how to build the game Flappy Bird.
Kids 8-13 Some Scratch experience is helpful

Episode 19: Make Frogger in Scratch Learn how to build the game Frogger. This is part 1 of 2.
Kids 8-13 Some Scratch experience is helpful

Episode 22: Make Frogger in Scratch Learn how to build the game Frogger. This is part 2 of 2.
Kids 8-13 Some Scratch experience is helpful

Episode 24: Make a battle game Learn how to build this Unicorn battle game
Kids 8-13 Some Scratch experience is helpful

Episode 25: My Pet Dragon Learn how to build this story of a pet dragon.
Kids 8-13 Some Scratch experience is helpful

Advanced Skill Level

Episode 3: Introduction to Python - Turtle
Start learning to code in Python by controlling a drawing turtle. Kids 11-18 Middle School
Episode 6: Create a madlibs game in Python.
Build off the introduction in episode 3 by creating a game in Python.   Kids 11-18 Middle School

Episode 9: Create a guessing game in Python.
Build off the introduction in episode 3 by creating a game in Python using loops and conditionals.   Kids 11-18 Middle School

Episode 12: More Python Turtle
We program a turtle to follow our commands and draw cool shapes while learning about loops, functions and some new Turtle commands.   Kids 11-18 Middle School

Episode 15: Build the game Pong
Use Python to build the game PONG while learning many core coding concepts.   Kids 11-18 Middle School

Episode 18: Build the game Pong - Part 2
Use Python to finish building the game PONG while learning many core coding concepts.   Kids 11-18 Middle School

Episode 21: Python Quiz Game
Use Python to build a quiz game. The one we build together is a green (eco) quiz but the kids are making them more personal.   Kids 11-18 Middle School

Episode 26: Create a madlibs game in Python.
Learn to code in Python by creating a Madlib game. Kids 11-18 Middle School

Episode 26: Create quiz game. This quiz is State Capitals
Learn to code in Python by creating a Madlib game. Kids 11-18 Middle School

Build Gadgets

Episode E1: Building Circuits
In this SPECIAL episode we will build a couple of simple circuits connected to a computer.   Kids 11-18 Intermediate

Episode E2: Building More Circuits
In this SPECIAL episode we build a button circuit and learn how to build a game controller for PONG with multiple buttons.    Kids 11-18 Intermediate

The schedule for next week includes more Scratch projects and Python.  Check back Thursday afternoon to register.