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The Pen is a feature in Scratch that allows a Sprite to draw shapes, plot colored pixels, and so forth on the screen with the Pen Blocks. Lines, dots, rectangles, and circles are the easiest shapes to draw, but with enough scripting, any shape can be created.

https://wiki.scratch.mit.edu/wiki/Pen

A graphic effect is an effect that can be used on a sprite or the Stage, changing their look in some way. These blocks can be found under the Looks section. No effect, color, fisheye, whirl, pixelate, brightness, ghost, mosaic

https://wiki.scratch.mit.edu/wiki/Graphic_Effect

 

Projects

Plot a line ( y=mx +b) Hit ‘space’ to plot a line and the c key to clear the old lines.
https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/20613546/

Speed=Distance/Time: Doesn’t actually calculate numerical answers. Instead, it changes the size of the S, D and T graphical icons according to their value.
https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/97105344/

Make your own line graph (primitive)
https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/51897174/

Drawing fractals
http://www.edutopia.org/blog/scratch-programming-advanced-fractal-fun-dylan-ryder

Advanced projects using physics and math:
-Use Trigonometric principles to determine Vectors for X and Y Directions for Sprite(Object) Movement.
-Simulate Gravity Physics.
-Use Conditional Statements and While Loops (Repeat Until) to determine action within Game.
– Use Variables to store, calculate, and direct movement within Game/Simulation.
http://nebomusic.net/advancedscratch.html

CoderDojo: AthenryMultiple advance Scratch topics

https://coderdojoathenry.org/category/scratch-advanced/

Building a 3D wireframe

https://coderdojoathenry.org/2016/04/17/scratch-advanced-general-purpose-wireframe-3d-engine/

Galaga classic video game

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/10076961/

Building a platforming game in Scratch

https://www.scribd.com/doc/131949494/Building-a-platform-game-with-Scratch

MIT’s Scratch Part 4: Twenty Webs Sites To Support Scratch And The Itch For Transforming Education

https://21centuryedtech.wordpress.com/2011/01/04/mits-scratch-part-4-twenty-webs-sites-to-support-scratch-and-the-itch-for-transforming-education/

Teach-ict – 5 projects (7 hours+) for fully functional games.

Teach-ict.com programming/scratch/scratch_home.htm

Mathematics problems

https://scratch.mit.edu/studios/6423/

 

 

Recommended books

Scratch Programming for Teens PDF book free online

Adventures in Coding, Eva Holland and Chris Minnick 

Learn to Program with Scratch: A Visual Introduction to Programming with Games, Art, Science, and Math. By Majed Marji 

Scratch Programming Playground: Learn to Program by Making Cool Games, by Al Sweigart

Scratch 2.0 Sams Teach Yourself in 24 Hours, by Timothy L. Warner

 

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