Synopses & Reviews
Scratch is the wildly popular educational programming language used by millions of first-time learners in classrooms, libraries, and homes worldwide. By dragging together colorful blocks of code, kids quickly learn computer programming concepts and make cool games and animations.
In Super Scratch Programming Adventure!, kids learn programming fundamentals as they make their very own playable video games. They'll create projects inspired by classic arcade games that can be programmed (and played!) in an afternoon. The book's patient, step-by-step explanations of the code and fun programming challenges will have kids creating their own games in no time.
This full-color comic book makes programming concepts like flow control, subroutines, and data types effortless to absorb. Packed with ideas for games that kids will be proud to show off, Super Scratch Programming Adventure! is the perfect first step for the budding programmer.
Scratch is an educational programming language that allows children to imagine, create, and share their own games, interactive stories, and music videos. In Super Scratch Adventure!, kids master programming fundamentals by making games inspired by arcade classics like Breakout and Pitfall. As they build and expand on their games, kids learn more than just an interface and buttons—they learn to think creatively and reason logically. Each chapter teaches readers how to program a new game, while referencing pop culture favorites like Harry Potter, Star Wars, and Indiana Jones. As kids work their way through the adventures, they effortlessly absorb programming concepts like flow control, broadcasts, data types, and more—all while having fun, making cool things, and playing games.
About the Author
The Learning through Engineering, Art, and Design (LEAD) Project is an educational initiative established to encourage the development of creative thinking through the use of technology. Created by The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups in collaboration with the MIT Media Lab, the LEAD project promotes hands-on, design-based activities to foster innovation, problem solving skills, and technical literacy.