Scratch: Venus Steampunk Edition 2017

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Vacation Program

  • Monday, October 9, 2017
  • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Designed for ages 11 to 14
  • By Jesse Newbold, Visiting Educator

Use MIT's Scratch, a programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art – and share your creations with others around the world. In the process of designing and programming Scratch projects, young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.

Learn Scratch programming through the lens of space exploration. Design your own Venus rover in Scratch, inspired by NASA's Innovative Advanced Concepts program. Then, have it explore the surface of an inhospitable planet.

Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab. It is available for free at You will need an e-mail address (either your own or a parents') to share your work online. Or you can bring your project home on a USB flash drive or CD.

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