In this project, children will learn how to perform calculations, and how to broadcast messages between sprites.
The ‘Project Materials’ link for this project contains the following resources:
You can find a completed version of this project online, or it can be downloaded by clicking the ‘Project Materials’ link for this project, which contains:
For this project, club members can make use of a Scratch project containing the required resources. This project is available at jumpto.cc/space-age-resources, or it can be downloaded by clicking the ‘Project Materials’ link for this project, which contains:
Make sure that each child has access to a copy of these resources.
- Calculations using operator blocks;
- Broadcasting messages between sprites.
This project covers elements from the following strands of the Raspberry Pi Digital Making Curriculum:
- “Age on other planets” - Using the time relative to Earth that other planets take to orbit the sun to calculate relative age on other planets;
- “Age accuracy” - calculating age on Earth in days (and not years) to improve the accuracy of age calculations.