This unit is taught in two sessions
Part 1: Movement (8s/3rd)
There are many ways to move your sprite around the stage. So far we have used the move block but that will only get us so far. Positive will move us forward negative will move us backward . But what if we want to go up and down? We have many options.
The easiest is to change the way the sprite is facing and then move.
Next you can move the sprite were you want it and then copy the move/glide block into your script.
#3 Open up an old project and add movement
Part 2: the Grid (9s/4th)
To truly control movement you need to understand the Grid.
Homework watch video Prefer to read instead of watching the video?
1. Using Grids in Scratch (unplugged)
Explain X:Y coordinates unplugged exercise. Explain using scratch project.
2. Play Scratch game
3. Complete the following Challenges:
4. Start moving your story book character around the grid, maybe showing movement or running from something?
Other ideas: Project:10 Block Challenge Using your x: and y: grid
What can you create with only 10 Scratch blocks including your movement X: Y: blocks?
Create a project using only these 10 blocks. Use them once, twice, or multiple times, but use each block at least once.
Inspiration for the 10 block Challenge:
⇒Do I know this or need a review?
Remix the following scratch project to review the grid
NEXT-> Debug It! Level 1