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Scratch Cheat-Sheet WHAT IS SCRATCH? A programming language that you use to create interactive stories, games, and animations. THE BASIC INGREDIENTS OF A SCRATCH PROJECT SPRITES: 2-dimensional objects (digital images) that function as the actors in your play, players in your game, characters in your animation. Your Sprite can have look like a person, cat, fire engine, abstract image, or anything that you want. You determine a Sprite’s appearance by giving it a costume . Use any image as a costume: import an image from your hard disk or a website, or draw or edit an image in the paint editor. Changing a Sprite’s costume will change its appearance, or can make it appear to move. Think of a flip book, where pages are flipped quickly so separate drawings create the illusion of movement. BLOCKS: These tell a Sprite what to do (walk, talk, turn, change color, etc.) and are the programming component. When you snap the blocks together you create stacks called scripts (think of a script literally – it tells the actors (Sprites) what to do in a play). When you double-click on your built script, the Scratch program runs the blocks from the top of the script to the bottom…it sets your play into action! Blocks are organized by function in the Palate. Note that the blocks are color coded.
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