Your Body in Space — Volunteer Notes

Introduction:

In this project, children will learn how to make decisions based on user input. They will also learn about how space affects the human body.

Space Diary

This project ties in with the The Principia Space Diary, a free resource for UK schools, produced as part of European Space Agency Astronaut Tim Peake’s Principia Mission.

You can find out more at the http://principiaspacediary.org/ website.

Resources

For this project, Scratch 2 should be used. Scratch 2 can either be used online at jumpto.cc/scratch-on or can be downloaded from jumpto.cc/scratch-off and used offline.

The ‘Project Materials’ link for this project contains the following resources:

Volunteer 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:

  • YourBodyInSpace.sb2

Project Resources

For this project, club members can make use of a Scratch project containing the required resources. This project is available at jumpto.cc/body-go, or it can be downloaded by clicking the ‘Project Materials’ link for this project, which contains:

  • YourBodyinSpaceResources.sb2

Make sure that each child has access to a copy of these resources.

Learning Objectives

  • User Input;
  • Conditions (= operator);
  • Selection (if / else).

This project covers elements from the following strands of the Raspberry Pi Digital Making Curriculum:

Challenges

  • “Add more questions” - Add more questions to the quiz using the included questions and answers or by researching your own.