Lesson Plan 3: Make a Maze (Simplified Version)

Today’s challenge is to make a maze that helps us defend the earth. >>>>>

[The Google Docs version of this lesson can be found here.]

Make a Maze pic1

Things to consider :

BACKGROUND

What could we create to help defend the earth? Could you make a maze to get plastic to the recycle bin?  What about a maze that gets our hero back to earth? You will need to make a few backgrounds.

CHARACTERS (SPRITES)

You can use your own artwork or use Mr. Dong Nguyen’s. To get Dong Nguyen’s, please click here.

 

MOVING THE SPRITE

Use the script (see right image). Copy it 4 times and adjust for each arrows key. Right click on a sprite to duplicate.

DON’T GO THROUGH WALLS

Add if statement below in the correct location as indicated.

If Statement
If Statement
Background
Background
Moving the Sprite
Moving the Sprite

GO TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Next Level
Next Level

Share on the Scratch Studio so the Coders around the world can see.

First you must click “Share” on your program first (found in the top right).

Share your program
Share your program

Second you must click the Scratch Studio and then find “add projects” in bottom left

Add your Project in the Codeathon Studio
Add your Project in the Codeathon Studio

Here is a sample game where you can get ideas on how to improve your maze. What else could you do? Any more fun details that represent you?Ask what else might you want to add to your game? Examples are prizes with points, moving enemies, etc.

  • Resources
  • Share with other students (5 minutes). Give students a chance to discuss the following:
    • What were your challenges? How did you overcome them?  What are you proud of? What could be your next step?

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