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Cracking the Code Programming a computer game

A Grade 5 class is using Scratch visual programming language to create their own computer games. We see the children at Code Club, writing their own instructions for the sprites (or characters) in a cat and mouse chase game. They talk science presenter Minna Kane through their use of commands such as FOREVER, REPEAT, IF/THEN and adding sounds to their ...
  • 2013
  • 00:04:01
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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Cracking the Code Creating a simple automated driving simulator

A primary school class is using Scratch visual programming language to code instructions to make a car race around a track, helped by science presenter Minna Kane. They first draw the track using paint tools, then pick a car “Sprite”, or icon, to instruct to drive around it. They paint the headlights of the car different colours, and use IF/THEN ...
  • 2013
  • 00:05:12
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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Cracking the Code Programming a robot crocodile

A class build a Lego crocodile and use Raspberry Pi computers and the Scratch programming language to make it snap its jaws! Science presenter Minna Kane explains how you can plug your keyboard and monitor into a tiny Raspberry Pi computer and use open source coding software to program it. We see a primary school class build model crocodiles out ...
  • 2013
  • 00:04:02
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/21/2019

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News in Review - October 2015 ​Coding for Kids: Programming the Future

Computers govern our lives, at school, at home, at work. Even smart phones are basically a small computer. Yet most of us know very little about how to program them. That's a problem some educators are addressing today. They’re putting computer coding into the school curriculum so children can learn how to interface with their future.
  • 2015
  • 00:12:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/14/2015