Scratch Project IX: Worlds

Scratch Project IX: Worlds
Scratch Project IX: Worlds
Scratch Project IX: Worlds
Scratch Project IX: Worlds
Scratch Project IX: Worlds
Scratch Project IX: Worlds
Scratch Project IX: Worlds
Scratch Project IX: Worlds
Grade Levels
Product Rating
File Type

Compressed Zip File

Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading and/or purchasing.

8 MB|~30
Product Description
This is part of a series of lessons on Scratch - see: All Projects

In this project, students create Worlds and have to face various challenges. As each challenge is overcome, a new one appears, leading finally to a second world opening up, full of new challenges.

There are so many really great sites offering Scratch Project ideas. However, many tend to be like recipes - follow the instructions and you'll create a cake. The problem I find is that the students almost mechanically enter code and create "delicious cakes", but without learning an awful lot about Scratch.

My goal is to get students to create a fun project, whilst at the same time learn how the instructions work and fit together. To this end, I use the following approach:
- break the project down into manageable chunks
- present students with an algorithm for each chunk
- provide students with the instructions for each algorithm, but jumbled up
In this way, students learn about algorithms (a VERY important part of coding), and have to understand the instructions in order to sequence them to correctly match the algorithm.

The lessons comprise:
- a PowerPoint with introductory slides, together with the project instructions
- a Word document with the PowerPoint instruction slides printed 2 to a page as a handout for students to follow
- accompanying fully-working Scratch project files for teachers that match each chunk of the project

Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions, and a BIG BIG thanks for looking (as a full time practicing teacher, I KNOW how time consuming this process can be).

ALL my postings are FULLY "classroom-tested" - before I publish, my lessons are tested by both myself and colleagues, rigorously evaluated and discussed, and continually updated to maximise their effectiveness.
But there is always the possibility of error and room for improvement, so do please provide constructive feedback.

REMEMBER... you can earn TpT credits if you leave comments, and I can increase my credibility and reputation. WIN-WIN!

Teacher/Author: Barrie James
Search words: scratch, computer, programming, coding, algorithm
Total Pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 hours
Report this Resource
Digital Download

Barrie James

More products from Barrie James
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Teachers Pay Teachers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

Learn More

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up