Scratch: Grades 4 - 8

About Scratch

Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web.

As young people create and share Scratch projects, they learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.


Create a animation that incorporates Information and Communication Skills, Thinking and Problem Solving Skills, and Interpersonal and Self-direction Skills.

Moveover, you will create a multi-media project that aligns with state standards!

Steps to Creating:

1. Watch the Brainpop Video Digital Animation and take the quiz- this will give you an idea of what is used in making animated videos.


Grade Level Objectives Using Scratch

4th Grade learning Objectives:

Describe the concepts of:

Apparent Motion, Earth, Sun, Star, Moon

You will watch the Solar System and complete the vocabulary sheet so you will know the terms needed for your Scratch Project. 


5th Grade Learning Objectives:

Describe the Concepts of :

U.S.A. Constitution,

6th Grade: Stay Tuned

7th Grade learning Objectives:

Describe the Concepts of:

Molecules, atoms


P.PM.07.23 Illustrate the structure of molecules using models or drawings (water, carbon dioxide, table salt).

8th Grade Learning Objectives:

Describe the Concepts: 

The causes of the Industrial Revolution and the effect on society.


Link to Essential Questions (Select one and create a Scratch Project)

Brainpop (Take notes on the Video)

Standard: United States History Investigation Topic and Issue Analysis, Past and Present –

Use historical perspectives to analyze issues in the United States from the past and the present; conduct research on a historical issue or topic, identify a connection to a contemporary issue, andpresentfindings(e.g.,oral,visual,video,orelectronic presentation,persuasiveessay,orresearch paper); include causes and consequences of the historical action and predict possible consequences of the contemporary action. 8-U6.2.1


2. Explore the Gallery of projects on the Scratch Homepage and get an idea of what you would like to create. Think about music, character(s), setting, movement, and purpose. Watch the Intro Video below

3. Find Scratch in the C-drive in the Programs File- open it. 

4. Select a project to do from the folder of projects. Look at the required content and the rubric below.

Dessalee Cook,
Jun 1, 2011, 5:48 AM