Lesson 2 – Sprites and Costumes

Lesson
Objectives –

What: Find out how sprites
and costumes work
How: 
By making characters move
Why: 
So we understand what sprites can do

Starter

Either on paper, whiteboards or a text
editor, students write down 3 improvements they would make to their animation
if they knew how. [Learning Checkpoint]

Main

Share responses, hopefully drawing out that
the movement of the characters was poor last time.

Students then follow either each page of
the written tutorial or each video tutorial to investigate how to use costumes
& effects to give them more choices in how they animate the characters.

Following this there  are two more tutorials on interaction
using the keyboard and simple collision detection.

Finally there is a challenge for the
students to put into practice the things they have learned and then upload this
to the VLE. [Learning Checkpoint]

Plenary

Either on paper, whiteboards or a text
editor, students write down 3 ideas for things they could do with Scratch other
than a simple animation. [Learning
Checkpoint]

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