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Star Wars Coding Projects is a visual guide to designing and coding in Scratch. Chapters provide step-by-step instructions for building six exciting games. Perfect for beginning coders, this book covers basic skills like building images and using sound and progresses to putting everything together into projects. Kids will learn to dodge asteroids, fly with a jetpack, escape enemies, design their own droid, use the Force to move objects on a screen, and more! They'll learn essential coding skills, share the sprites they drew with friends, and can even challenge pals to beat their high scores in games they designed. Each project lists sprites to create through simple, numbered steps that are fully illustrated and easy to follow. 95 pages, softcover. Grades 3-7.
|Title: Star Wars Coding Projects|
By: Jon Woodcock, Kiki Prottsman
Number of Pages: 96
Vendor: DK Children
Publication Date: 2017
|Dimensions: 8.60 X 11.10 (inches)|
Weight: 13 ounces
Stock No: WW464720
Learn to design and code games using Scratch, inspired by the Star Wars™ universe!
Star Wars Coding Projects is a step-by-step visual guide to designing and coding in Scratch. The setting is as big as your imagination. Your favorite Star Wars characters will guide you through fun projects, animations, and games as you learn how to create and code. Draw your own Star Wars inspired sprites to use in the projects. You're the director as you navigate the spaceship you've designed through the asteroid belt you imagined as you go on the jetpack adventures you brought to life. Learn essential coding skills, share the sprites you drew with friends, and even challenge your pals to beat your high scores in the games you designed. Each project lists the sprites you'll have fun creating through simple, numbered steps that are fully illustrated and easy to follow. Coding games have never been so fun, with Star Wars characters to guide you.
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Dr. Jon Woodcock has a degree in Physics from the University of Oxford and a PhD in Computational Astrophysics from the University of London. He started coding at the age of eight and has programmed all kinds of computers, from single-chip microcontrollers to world-class supercomputers. His many projects include giant space simulations, research in high-tech companies, and intelligent robots made from junk. Jon has a passion for science and technology education, giving talks on space and running computer programming clubs in schools. He has worked on numerous science and technology books as a contributor and consultant, including DK's How Cool Stuff Works and Help Your Kids with Computer Coding.
Foreword Writer: Kiki Prottsman is Education Program Manager at Code.org and a former computer science instructor at the University of Oregon. As a champion for responsible computing and equity in both CS employment and education, Kiki works with many organizations to improve the experience of girls and women in STEM. She currently sits on the Advisory Board for Wonder Workshop Robotics, and is a member of the Leadership team for the Oregon Girls Collaborative Project. Kiki is based in Eugene, Oregon.