Code to Save the Seas

Start Date: 31 July 2020
End Date: 31 August 2020
Start Time: 8.00 am
End Time: 5.00 pm
Venue Details:

Online Event

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Free Event

The theme for National Science Week 2020 is ‘Deep Blue: innovations for the future of our oceans’

Make a “Code to Save the Seas” game using Scratch. Scratch is a block coding platform designed specifically to teach children how to code. It can be as simple or as complicated as you want.

Check out the video below to see an example game created by one of our staff members.

Click on the link to play the game, and see if you can build a stormwater filtration system that will save the seas.

Tips & Hints:

Click on the “see inside” button in Scratch to look at the code for each “Sprite” (or character – the pieces of rubbish, chemical run-off, the filter options and the text that appears in-game and tells you what to do) and see how it was coded to do its actions.

Each bit of rubbish and the background – the ground and water – are uploaded from online. The parts to the filtration system were created in Word, then saved as images as png files.

If you get stuck trying to do something, do a Google search on “How to ??? in Scratch”. For example, “How to upload a background image to Scratch”; or “How to add points in Scratch” or “How to change a costume in Scratch” (The costume change in the example game is when a filter option is dragged to an empty slot and that slot turns into the filter option).

Tips for creating a Code to Save the Seas game

If you have any questions, send an email and the staff will get back to you.