Scratch Games and Sims in Science Meaning Maker Studio, April 13 2017

Today you will...

  • Explore how to use Scratch to support science instruction through games and simulations
  • Learn basic game design concepts that can be applied in Scratch
  • Create a short science game/simulation in Scratch

Why Scratch?

  • Promotes computational thinking
  • Engages students
  • Intersection of various content areas and mentalities
  • Open ended platform
  • Free forever
  • Allows for student voice and choice
  • Aligned with engineering practices in NGSS
  • Can be used to create models, simulations, presentations, interactive projects, animations, abstractions, narratives, art, and more!

Let's see some examples

Are you Ready?

Go to http://scratch.mit.edu

Lesson Plans and Resources

Created By
Francisco Nieto
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