School: Cannon Hill State School,St Joseph Kangaroo Point

End-of-term: Term 1, 2018

Course: Scratch – Art and Animation

 

Penguin Arty Party

Penguin Arty Party is a super-creative computer game. Penguin moves left to right, following the mouse pointer. The disco ball at the top of the screen automatically moves left and right. At random intervals, balloons drop from the disco ball. When penguin catches a balloon, he earns one point.

 

We learn to:  

  • Use XY coordinates
  • Use random number generation
  • Create clones to make our code more efficient
  • Use variables to store a number, i.e. game score
  • Use collision detection to determine when penguin touches a balloon

Link to Scratch project: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/199169818/#player  

 

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: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/116001774/#editor

 

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.

 

 

For more information, please email us.

See here for next term’s program.