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Choose from 6 Scratch coding projects that help kids learn and talk about climate change.

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Learn Scratch one-on-one with high school students who have completed college level courses in computer science and have experience working with kids. Scratch is a programming language developed by MIT Media Lab's Lifelong Kindergarten Group that enables kids to create animations, stories and games. Through Scratch projects, kids learn and talk about climate change and how it affects them and their community.

01

Animate a Word

w/ Scratch

Learn the difference between global warming and climate change. ​Animate the words "global warming" or "climate change."

  • Change color

  • Spin

  • Play sound

  • Dancing letter

  • Change size

04

Animate a Character

w/ Scratch

Animate an animal affected by climate change:​

  • Move in all directions

  • Switch poses

  • Talk using Google Translate and Amazon Text-to-Speech

02

Create a Story About

Climate Change w/ Scratch

Tell the story of fossil fuels- where they came from; how people are using them; and how burning them has changed our lives and atmosphere:

  • Start a story (characters and settings)

  • Start a conversation using Google Translate and Amazon Text-to-Speech

  • Record your voice to make a character talk

  • Change settings

  • Move characters

05

Make a Virtual Pet

w/ Scratch 

Choose an animal affected by climate change and create a sprite for it.

  • Introduce your animal

  • Animate it

  • Feed it

  • Give it a drink

  • Make it talk using Google Translate and Amazon Text-to-Speech

  • Play with it

03

Build an Interactive Robot

w/ Scratch

Build a simple Lego Mindstorms EV3 robot and gripper attachment.

 

Code the robot to pick up "food scraps" and put them in a "compost bin." ​

06

Develop a Pong Game

w/ Scratch

Learn about how burning fossil fuels and forests releases carbon dioxide (CO2) into the air; and why we should be concerned about it.

 

Develop a CO2 ball Pong Game.

  • Bounce around a carbon dioxide ball

  • Move the paddle

  • Make the ball bounce off the paddle

  • Make a point system

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