ABLE 7

MAKE A BLOCK!
One of the new features added to Scratch 2.0 is the ability to create your own blocks.  Creating your own blocks can be really handy. For example, let’s say you want to create an animation with a sprite that jumps in the air. Each time the sprite jumps, you need to tell it to go up, wait a little while, and then come back down again. That takes at least 3 blocks for every jump.

If you want to make your sprite jump, move, and then jump again, you might make something like this.

In Scratch 2.0, you can do the same thing by creating your own jump block. You tell Scratch what your jump block does by creating a special script that defines the new block.

So in this ABLE, you will experiment with defining behaviors for Millie and the Tech Star by using the new "Make a Block" feature.  You are going to Remix Mrs. Coleman's Scratch Project: Millie in Space
Millie and Tech Star each have a unique behavior or action.  Find it in the script and make a block for each.  Take it further if you like, there are additional costumes for each sprite  to enable you to animated them even more.  Check out the sound tabs, costumes and backdrops.
1.  First watch this video 

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Created by ScratchED team for CCOW

2.  Click on the link to remix my project.  

3. Once completed, be sure to include a link to your project and write a brief reflection on your experience
  • How would you explain "Make a Block" to someone else?
  • When might you use "Make a Block"?

TAKE IT FURTHER (You're ABLE):
Do a CHARACTER activity
Create a project with two sprites, and define two behaviors for each sprite using the  MAKE A BLOCK.   
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