Space Quiz — Volunteer Notes

Introduction:

In this project, children will learn how to make decisions based on user input. They will also learn how to move towards another sprite and detect a collision.

Space Mission

This project has been created to celebrate Tim Peake’s Principia mission to the International Space Station where he will be deploying Astro Pi computers running code written by children.

You can find out more at the principia.org.uk website which is a useful resource for children to use when researching their own space quiz questions for this project.

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:

  • SpaceQuiz.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/space-quiz-resources, or it can be downloaded by clicking the ‘Project Materials’ link for this project, which contains:

  • SpaceQuizResources.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 two more questions” - Using provided questions and answers;
  • “Meteoroid” - Add a meteoroid that moves towards a Spaceship when an incorrect answer is given;
  • “More questions” - Research and add more space quiz questions;