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Scratch Programming Playground, 2nd Edition (Scratch 3)

Scratch Programming Playground, 2nd Edition (Scratch 3)

by Al Sweigart


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Available for Pre-Order. This item will be available on January 12, 2021


A project-filled introduction to coding that shows kids how to build programs by making cool games. Based on Scratch 3, the world's most popular drag-and-drop programming language developed by the MIT Lifelong Kindergarten Group.

Kids learn to code by making fun computer games with the Scratch programming language. Games include things like a timed maze, a snake game, asteroids, and more. By combining colorful Scratch programming blocks of code, kids quickly learn computer programming concepts, like loops, strings, and variables, without having to master the cryptic syntax found in most programming languages. Easy-to-follow, full color instructions allow immediate results with minor supervision. Review questions and coding challenges reinforce learning and aid classroom use and the development of lesson plans.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781718500211
Publisher: No Starch Press
Publication date: 01/12/2021
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)
Age Range: 10 Years

About the Author

Al Sweigart is a software developer who teaches programming to kids and adults. He has written several Python books for beginners, including the worldwide bestseller Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, as well as Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python, and Making Games with Python & Pygame. Swegart's 49,000+ YouTube subscribers will help to push his book.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Getting Started with Scratch
Chapter 2: Rainbow Lines…in Space!
Chapter 3: Maze Runner
Chapter 4: Shooting Hoops with Gravity
Chapter 5: A Polished Brick Breaker Game
Chapter 6: Snaaaaaake!
Chapter 7: Fruit Slicer
Chapter 8: Asteroid Breaker…in Space!
Chapter 9: Making an Advanced Platformer
Chapter 10: Where to go from Here

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