Space Shooter

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Course: Recreating Space Shooter with Scratch

  • Ages 10 - 13
  • Grades 4 - 8
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Course description

Defend the galaxy from enemy spacecraft in this recreation of a space shooter game. Students will maneuver their ship while firing missiles at their enemy. Keep in mind, your enemy will shoot back! What’s a game without an antagonist! Students will program both the enemy space craft and their own space craft in this fun and engaging game. Advanced topics in variable initialization, the Cartesian Coordinate Plane, and control structures are explored.

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Learning Objectives

  • Students will animate sprites using frame-by-frame techniques.
  • Students will experiment with class constructors in Scratch.
  • Students will practice random spawning by using random number generators to dynamically create objects in their game.

This course includes:

  • 1 hour and 13 minutes on-demand video
  • 11 Lessons
  • Access from all devices
  • 2 Quizzes included in lesson plan

No prior experience is required.

List of tools needed:

-Computer with access to the internet.
-Windows-based computer, Mac OS, or Chromebook .
-Basic knowledge of using a computer keyboard and mouse.
-Google Chrome as the web browser
-Scratch account created through

Computer Minimum Requirements:

Officially supported browsers: Desktop
Chrome (63+)
Edge (15+)
Firefox (57+)
Safari (11+)
Internet Explorer is NOT supported.

Mobile Chrome (63+)
Mobile Safari (11+)

Memory Requirements:

Scratch will run in most current web browsers on desktops and laptops. You can view projects on mobile phones, but currently you are not able to create or edit projects on phones.

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