Make a Game Project
In this multi-lesson project pupils design and code a computer game. It uses a rainforest theme but can be adapted to any topic, with learners of varying age or ability.
The project includes:
- Decomposition of the elements of a game
- Designing the game
- Creating assets for the game, such as background images and characters
- Coding the game using Scratch
- Debugging and improving the code
The children finally present their game to classmates, explaining how they have used efficient coding techniques such as repetition, use of variables and selection.
Teacher guidance includes curriculum links, tips for understanding and communicating concepts, prior knowledge requirements and further resources. Several optional activities are included that may fit with whole-school teaching and learning approaches.
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