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Scratch: Elephant Balloon

May 5th, 2013 by Carmen · 1 Comment

Daddy talked to us about how if you put a lot of water in a balloon it had so much pressure it could lift an elephant. So that’s what I did here. Hit the space key and then click on the pink valve below the bucket filled with water. You will see the elephant go up.

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Scratch: Sheep

May 5th, 2013 by Carmen

You press the space bar to start. Watch the little girl count the sheep. Press the down arrow to make it go back to zero. Press the stop sign with the mouse to stop it.

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Scratch: Cow and Bee

May 5th, 2013 by David · 2 Comments

You are trying to keep the cow away from the bee so it does not get stung. Hit the space bar to start. Then, press the arrow keys to make the cow go.

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Scratch: Raaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

May 5th, 2013 by Carmen · 1 Comment

You press the space bar to start. After the first dinosaur goes back, you hear it go “Raaahhhhh!” I made the “Raaahhhh” sound.

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Scratch: Ballerina

May 5th, 2013 by David · 1 Comment

Down arrow starts music. The up, left, and right arrows make her dance.

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Scratch: David’s Head

May 5th, 2013 by David · 1 Comment

Try not to get the ball to hit David’s head.

Press space to start. To stop, press m.

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Scratch

May 4th, 2013 by Matt

Scratch is a simplified computer language that solves the toughest problem with learning how to code. Because all of the statements are connected with mouse commands, not typing, it’s next to impossible to get something that just won’t work at all. The code still might not do what you want, but you never have to search through pages of code to find a missing semicolon whcih is keeping the program from compiling.

I’ve instututed a house rule that you can play any computer game that you wrote yourself, and Carmen and David have risen to the challenge. A collection of largely their work is here. I also got excited enough to see how far I could push the language, and this post has two of the results.

The first is a recreation of the Bouncing Babies video game from 1984. The goal is to move the trampline (use left and right arrows) to keep a baby from hitting the ground. The original showed a burning building at left where babies jumped out to be rescued. Click here to play

The second is a (simplified) implementation of Frogger. Arrows move the frog, as you try to avoid the cars. Click here to play

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