FROM SCRATCH TO NASA
Everyone has to start somewhere
LEARNING SCRATCH COULD BE THE START OF SOMETHING AWESOME!
Everybody that works on NASA projects is a problem solver. Learning to code is not just about learning a computer language, it’s about being able to see a problem and develop a solution. Sometimes, this requires visualizing the whole process from beginning to end. Learning to visualize a path to a solution is a skill that can be a wonderful asset in science and in life. Developing programming skills can help you do more than just obtain a programming job, it can also be a tool for growing how the brain problem solves.
Scratch is a basic programming language, and a good tool for a child to advance their problem-solving skills.
So . . . from Scratch to NASA? It's possible! But, from Scratch to college or a successful career? You bet! Scratch is a gateway and starting point to encourage critical thinking and problem solving, the final destination is up to you!
WHAT IS THE GAME THAT IS BEING DEVELOPED USING SCRATCH?
The goal of the NASA Space Grant Game is to use a satellite to catch planets, stars, and comets as they travel across the screen. Each one that touches the satellite helps the user to score points.
HOW MUCH DOES ACCESS TO THE VIDEOS AND SCRATCH COST?
BOTH ARE FREE! This website and the software were made with the goal to teach anybody who wants to learn to program.
WHERE IS THE GAME AND THE CODE FOR THE GAME LOCATED?
Both are stored on the Scratch website. They are available at the link below. Please copy and paste the link into a browser.
WHERE IS THE TEMPLATE FOR CREATING THE GAME LOCATED?
The template can serve as a starting point for making the game. It is stored on the Scratch website at the link below. Please copy and paste the link into a browser.
WHO SHOULD USE THIS SITE?
This is a resource for anybody who wants to try and build the game. It was built for students in middle school and above in mind.