In this lesson you will learn the basics of coding in Scratch and make a program that allows you to change the appearance of the Scratch cat using the keyboard!
Click this button to select a backdrop from the scratch library.
You can choose any backdrop you want!
Change its name and size to whatever you want!
Drag the "change color effect by" block into the area on the right.
Change the number to "10" and then click on it to see what it does!
Drag another "change color effect by" block into the area on the right.
Click on the arrow to choose an effect.
Click on the "ghost" effect.
Change the number to "10" and then click on the block.
This will let us change the cat's appearance using the keyboard.
In this example I am using the "1" key and the "2" key.
At the end of the video below I am pressing "1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2"
Think about it for a few minutes before asking an instructor for help.
Look back at the steps before this if you need a hint!
When you are done each key from 1 - 7 should control a different effect.
Make some cool pictures using only the keyboard!
When you press "space" it will ask what you want the cat to say.
Then when you press "enter" the cat will say it!
Test each block of code to make sure it is working.
Ask an instructor if you need help fixing something.
What else would you like the cat to do?
Intro to Scratch: 1st/2nd Grade
Created 5 months ago
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