Editor’s Note: The ‘STEM Challenges’ project by Dhack Institute aims at getting more kids interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) through various hands-on challenges. While the challenges are aimed at kids (6–18 years), anyone can participate unless explicitly stated otherwise.
To kick off the STEM Challenges, we start with something easy. Your mission will be to debug a Scratch program.
New Word Alert: Debug — To find and Fix errors.
Mission Type: Debugging
Difficulty Rating: Easy (E)
Mission URL: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/196105056/
Description: In this project, the cat and bat move from side to side. However, there’s a problem: they are doing it upside down!
Mission Goal: Figure out why the sprites are moving upside down and fix it!
Restrictions: Use different methods to achieve the goal for each sprite.
Remix the project, finish the mission and add the URL of your project in the comment section, either here or on the Scratch site.
Scratch is a programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others around the world. In the process of designing and programming Scratch projects, young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively. Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab. It is available for free at http://scratch.mit.edu
Not sure what to do? You can enroll in this free course that teaches you the basics of Scratch: Introduction to Scratch.