School: Bulimba State School
End-of-term: Term 1, 2018
Course: Scratch – Space and Exploration

Land the Spaceship

Use the arrow keys to land the spaceship onto the landing pad.

We learn to:
– Create a gravity effect, i.e. if we do nothing, the spaceship will fall with gravity
– Use the arrow keys as inputs
– Use XY coordinates
– Use collision detection, i.e. the rocket ship detects when it is touching the landing pad
and the gravity effect no longer influences it


Link to Scratch project:


Animation movie

Making an animation mini-movie is one of the most creative things you can design with
coding. Each student makes their own animation movie over 2 weeks.

Let’s use this animation movie as an example:

Before we start coding up an animation movie, we first need to sketch up a storyboard. Here
is one we made earlier.


We learn to:
– Time conversations
– Change direction and size of sprites to indicate depth
– Turn sprites around
– Show and hide objects in each scene
– Show text in the title screen and the end screen
– Use broadcast to change scenes
– Use various techniques to create visual techniques


Make your own project

In Week 7, students made their own project with the guidance of our tutors.


Demo Day

Week 8 is Demo Day, students get time to finish their projects and then present their
projects in front of our parent and student audience.



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