Make it move micro-lesson
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Animations are all about making pictures come to life. Let's get into Scratch and make it happen. I've programmed the cat to move using the steps command and the wait command. Using the wait command makes it look more realistic because the cat is pausing between each of the steps rather than just gliding along the screen. But my code is already getting quite long. If I wanted to make my animation longer, then it would soon become hard to keep track of what was going on. This is where the repeat tool comes in handy. I can take away my repeated commands, then go into control and use the repeats to tell the program how many times I want it to repeat that command before stopping. The cat is now following the same instructions, but my code is much shorter. Head over to scratch.mit.edu and have a go yourself.
Kids earn more screen time by answering fun educational questions.
Here are some example of questions about this video that kids may be asked in the 1Question app to earn screen time.
How does using the 'wait' command make the cat's movement more realistic?1) It makes it look like the cat is taking steps rather than gliding across the screen2) It makes the cat's legs move3) It doesn't do anything4) It pauses the animation
How does the 'repeat' tool make coding easier?1) You don't have to use the same coding blocks over and over again2) It writes the code for you3) It makes the code work faster4) It makes the code longer
Why might having a long sequence of code cause a problem?1) It is difficult to keep track of the commands and spot bugs in the program2) There isn't enough space on the screen3) The computer can't follow too many instructions4) The code will get mixed up
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