3. Explorer II

12 classes for Scratch

Students use the computational thinking skills of Decomposition and Algorithm Design to plan and execute a solution for an intermediate programming challenge. Students also gain a deeper understanding of fundamental programming concepts as well as more advanced concepts like operators and functions.

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L3.1. Achieve 80% Independence From Code Support

10 classes

We'll assess your progress in this level during class

  • Complete project walkthroughs using less than 20% of available image hints and minimal instructor support

L3.2. Intermediate Scratch Programming

2 classes

When you're ready, please set up a time with your instructor to take an assessment for this level

Answer the following questions about core programming concepts in Scratch:

  • Loops: What are the differences between forever, repeat and repeat until loops?
  • Logic: What is the difference between an 'if-then' block and an 'if-else' block?
  • Operators: What is the difference between the 'and' operator, and the 'or' operator?
  • Variables: How do you create, use and update a variable?
  • Events: What are messages for and why would you use them?
  • Functions: Why would you need to create a custom function?

Complete an intermediate programming challenge in Scratch that draws from all of the above categories

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