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The purpose of this module is to get you started programming in Scratch 2.0.

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Scratch 2.0 (released May 9, 2013) is the second major version of Scratch to be released during the life of theproduct. Among other things, it features a redesigned editor and website, and allows you to edit projects directly from your web browser.

This module is one in a collection of modules designed to help beginners of all ages (8 and up) learn how to create the code for computer programs using Scratch 2.0 . Information is provided not only for the beginners themselves but also for their parents and teacherswhere appropriate.

The purpose of this module is to get you started programming in Scratch 2.0 .

Let's have some fun in the process of learning

Scratch was originally designed to be a good learning resource. It was also designed to help students learn to program and to have fun at the same time. After all, if you and/or your studentsare going to invest the time to learn how to write computer programs, you might as well have a little fun along the way.

I suggest that you go to the Scratch home page and the Explore page and click on a few projects to see what I mean. Just keep in mind that many of the projectsthat you will find there were written by youngsters and may or may not work as advertised.

One of my favorite Scratch projects is named Son of String Art (hopefully it is still there). You should be able to click on the little yellow shapes in the green buttons at the top of theviewing area and see your shape constructed with strings resembling the string art of the sixties.

Fully interactive operating mode

Note the use of the word interactive in the above header. What you will see when you select a Scratch project on the MIT website isn't simply a passive embedded video like you might see at YouTube or Vimeo . Instead it is a fully interactive program that allows you to control the program by clicking buttons,etc., provided of course that the program was written to be used in an interactive mode.

Viewing tip

I recommend that you open another copy of this module in a separate browser window and use the following links to easily find and view the imagesand listings while you are reading about them.


No computer setup required

I explained quite a bit about Scratch in the earlier module titled Scr0300: Scratch 2.0 Overview .

Assuming that you are able to access the Scratch website and run some of the projects, there is nothing more that you need to do toget your computer set up to create new projects in Scratch 2.0 .

Questions & Answers

what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
yes that's correct
I think
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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