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9. Wrap-up: Side Scroller


You persevered through a challenge today, and made a really fun game that you and your friends can play.

Computer science is all about making cool things that you want to share with the world.

Building this game, you learned about contingencies!

You used a lot of nested conditionals to make everything in the game happen when it’s supposed to.

For example, the hero does the jumping animation only when it’s in the air, and it does its walking animation only when it’s moving forward.

Try using that word sometime this next week.

It’s pretty fun to say – “contingency.”

Take a look at how computer scientists at Intel programmed a lot of contingencies within a computerized paint ball orchestra!

They used contingencies to create an amazing, unique musical experience.

I think that video was pretty cool.

Computer science enables people to build cool animations, and robots!

I hope you had fun today.

Remember, you can come back and work in Scratch whenever you want!

If you didn’t get to the add-ons, you can log back in at home or at school and keep working on your game.

Next session, you’ll animate a conversation between two characters.

While you’re waiting for your clubmates to finish the wrap-up, take a moment to write a shout-out.

See you next time!

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