Movement and the Grid

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 Screen Shot 2015-01-04 at 8.44.24 PMnegative will move us backward Screen Shot 2015-01-04 at 8.44.29 PM.  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.

Screen Shot 2015-01-04 at 8.46.12 PM

Next you can move the sprite were you want it and then copy the move/glide block into your script.


#1  Key Moves challenge 

#2 Using Glide and Go to blocks

#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.

Hand out Grid work sheets and grid work sheet markers and have them do some graphing on paper.

2. Play Scratch game

3. Complete the following Challenges:

A. Using glide to move

B. Using the go to block to move

C. challenge of using move and broadcast together

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

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