scratch

 

Scratch is a free programming language developed by The Lifelong Kindergarten Group at MIT.  Scratch is an excellent introduction to programming for children in elementary school, with a drag and drop interface and immediate results.  Through Scratch, children can create animated stories or games.  Learn more about Scratch at www.scratch.mit.edu.

The innovative projects below show just a snapshot of what kids are capable of doing in a single day camp.  All of these projects are using external sensors to interact with their Scratch project, such as WeDo tilt sensors or a sound sensors.  One project uses external motors from LEGO.  Other external sensors that children have the opportunity to play with at a Pi Q Math camp are the PicoBoard, the MakeyMakey, and the WeDo distance sensors.

Find more projects programmed by Pi Q Math students on the Scratch website under PiQMath.