Basic coding for kids with Scratch blocks-based graphical coding
Students will be introduced to coding and its elements with a Scratch blocks-based graphical coding software – Mblock 5– and interesting hands-on coding activities.
What is a program? What are the different stages of writing a program? Introduction to PictoBlox software and its interface.
What is a backdrop and a costume in Mblock 5 ? How to add them to a project to make cool animations?
How to draw lines in PictoBlox using the Pen extension? How to use the repeat block to make the script easy to debug?
Students will be introduced to basic coding concepts such as variables, arithmetic operators, logical operators, and conditional statements.
What is a variable and its purpose in a program? How to create a variable and manipulate its value in Mblock5 ?
What is the operator? What are the different kinds of operators in Mblock5? What are the arithmetic operators?
How do the various conditional statements in Mblock5 - if, if-else, repeat, forever - function?