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SCRATCH Tutorial 1

We're going to begin developing coding skills using a variety of different programming languages beginning with SCRATCH. 

SCRATCH is a free programming language created by the MIT Media Lab. 

In this tutorial you will:

  • create your free SCRATCH account 
  • complete a series of online tutorials and experimental extensions to become familiar with SCRATCH basics - these tutorials will be entered in your lab notebook as a "virtual lab"
  • submit a WSA form

Create your SCRATCH account.

Navigate to the SCRATCH homepage (link below) and create your account by clicking on "Join Scratch

*Use your Google address in order to easily share your SCRATCH projects in the future.


Access the "Learn Scratch" website and select Video Courses Scratch 1 (8 lessons)


Lesson 1 Motion and Sound

  • Tutorials 1-3

Lesson 2 Repeating Actions

  • Tutorials 1 & 2

Lesson 3 Playing with Color

  • Tutorials 1 & 2

Lesson 4 Create Your Own Sprite

  • Tutorial 1 

Record important procedures and key processes in your notebook (as a virtual lab entry) in enough detail that you could repeat your actions without watching the video tutorials.  .  .  . you will use these entries as a reference guide in the future when working with SCRATCH.



Each Lesson Tutorial has one or more "Extension" activities relating to it (these are listed on the bottom of each Lesson page). 

  • Complete these extensions and record how you manipulated your SCRATCH code "experiment" variables in your lab notebooks first  . . . then enter the data into the form below. 
  • Identify one example of: a sequence of steps, and an iteration
  • Submit the form when you've completed all extensions.