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Introduction to Scratch

Class Description:

In this introductory course to computer science and programming, students use a program called Scratch to construct projects and games with code. The main goal of this course is to help young students who are new to CS understand the idea that everything on the computer is information, and begin to grasp how this information can be manipulated. All summer FUN1a courses are in-person.


9+, Proficiency in arithmetic and basic computer usage. permission of instructor.

Class Features:
Class Project(s)

Students will build, test, and publish their own game on the scratch system

Some Optional Homework

Our homework is done online
Virtual Machine (VM)

Not Included for In-Person Classes

A Virtual Machine is a remote desktop that allows students to connect to it from anywhere. We provide VMs so that students use it during classes and to work on homework.
Student Support:
Class Recordings

We provide recordings of our classes for if a student misses or needs to re-listen to a class.
Parent Support:
Student Progress Report

KTBYTE will e-mail parents with behavior and grade progess reports.

About FUN1a:


Dance Party Animation done in Scratch: This project teaches concepts like color effects and forever loop to create the background color changes.

Walking Cat Game created in Scratch: This game involves the forever loop concept, and the purpose is for the cat to follow the cursor.

Balloon Pop Game created on Scratch: This game uses mouse tracking and collision detection, which are elements that can be created in Scratch.

Brick Breaker Game created on Scratch: This project involves the concept of cloning (making copies) in Scratch, forever loop, and collision detection to see if the ball makes contact with something.

Falling Apples Game created on Scratch: This project involves the cloning of apples, collision detection, and detemining key presses to allow the cat to move around.

In-Person Class Options:

437 Cherry St, Newton, MA

Fall Semester
18 weekly lessons
Sun Sep 9 - Jan 27
Sun 4:10-5:10 pm ET
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4 Militia Dr. #15 Lexington, MA

Fall Semester
18 weekly lessons
Sun Sep 9 - Jan 27
Sun 11:30-12:30pm ET
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411 Waverley Oaks Rd. Waltham, MA

Fall Semester
18 weekly lessons
Fri Sep 21 - Jan 27 (16 weeks)
Fri 4:00 - 5:00pm ET
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