<< Chapter < Page Chapter >> Page >

Repetitively clicking the mouse in the Stage area causes the Counter variable to count down in increments of oneand causes the counter variable to count down in increments of five.

Event-driven programming

The ability to write programs that cause certain operations to occur in response to events (such as pressing the space bar and clicking the mouse on the Stage) is often referred to as event-driven programming.

It is easy to write event-driven programs in Scratch. On the other hand, writing event-driven programs is not so easy in languages such asJava, C#, and C++. You need quite a lot of programming knowledge to write event-driven programs in those languages.

It is useful to give programming students a taste of event-driven programming early, if for no other reason than the factthat it tends to make programming more interesting.

Example blocks with pointed ends

The blocks shown in Image 4 are not used in this program. They are shown in this module to illustrate blocks with pointed endsreferred to earlier .

Image 4. example blocks with pointed ends.

Missing image.
Image 4. Example blocks with pointed ends.

Run the program

I encourage you to use the information provided above along with the Scratch 2.0 programming interface shown in Image 1 to write and run this program. Experiment with the code, making changes, and observing the results of yourchanges. Make certain that you can explain why your changes behave as they do.

A copy of this program has been posted online for your review.

I also encourage you to write the programs described below.

Student programming projects

The following projects are designed to:

  • Help the student retain the knowledge gained by studying the module.
  • Require the student to think beyond the material presented in the module by requiring the student to answer the question "How do I ...?"

Project 1

Begin with the program named Variable01 and modify it to create a new program named Variable02 . Modify the original program in such a way that pressing the space bar five times in succession, (after clicking the green flag to set both variables to zero) , will cause the displayed values of the variables named Counter and counter to be as shown in Image 5 .

Image 5. output from project 1.

Missing image.
Image 5. Output from Project 1.

Having reached that point, clicking the mouse five times in succession in the Stage area will cause the displayed values of the variables named Counter and counter to be as shown in Image 6 .

Image 6. output from project 1.

missing image
Image 6. Output from Project 1.

A copy of this program is posted online for your review.

Project 2

You should successfully complete Project 1 before attempting this project. Begin with the program named Variable01 and modify it to create a new program named Variable03 . Modify the original program in such a way that pressing the space bar five timesin succession, (after clicking the green flag to set both variables to zero) , will cause the displayed values of the variables named Counter and counter to be as shown in Image 7 .

Image 7. output from project 2.

Missing image.
Image 7. Output from Project 2.

Questions & Answers

how do they get the third part x = (32)5/4
kinnecy Reply
can someone help me with some logarithmic and exponential equations.
Jeffrey Reply
sure. what is your question?
ninjadapaul
20/(×-6^2)
Salomon
okay, so you have 6 raised to the power of 2. what is that part of your answer
ninjadapaul
I don't understand what the A with approx sign and the boxed x mean
ninjadapaul
it think it's written 20/(X-6)^2 so it's 20 divided by X-6 squared
Salomon
I'm not sure why it wrote it the other way
Salomon
I got X =-6
Salomon
ok. so take the square root of both sides, now you have plus or minus the square root of 20= x-6
ninjadapaul
oops. ignore that.
ninjadapaul
so you not have an equal sign anywhere in the original equation?
ninjadapaul
Commplementary angles
Idrissa Reply
hello
Sherica
im all ears I need to learn
Sherica
right! what he said ⤴⤴⤴
Tamia
hii
Uday
what is a good calculator for all algebra; would a Casio fx 260 work with all algebra equations? please name the cheapest, thanks.
Kevin Reply
a perfect square v²+2v+_
Dearan Reply
kkk nice
Abdirahman Reply
algebra 2 Inequalities:If equation 2 = 0 it is an open set?
Kim Reply
or infinite solutions?
Kim
The answer is neither. The function, 2 = 0 cannot exist. Hence, the function is undefined.
Al
y=10×
Embra Reply
if |A| not equal to 0 and order of A is n prove that adj (adj A = |A|
Nancy Reply
rolling four fair dice and getting an even number an all four dice
ramon Reply
Kristine 2*2*2=8
Bridget Reply
Differences Between Laspeyres and Paasche Indices
Emedobi Reply
No. 7x -4y is simplified from 4x + (3y + 3x) -7y
Mary Reply
is it 3×y ?
Joan Reply
J, combine like terms 7x-4y
Bridget Reply
how do you translate this in Algebraic Expressions
linda Reply
Need to simplify the expresin. 3/7 (x+y)-1/7 (x-1)=
Crystal Reply
. After 3 months on a diet, Lisa had lost 12% of her original weight. She lost 21 pounds. What was Lisa's original weight?
Chris Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
China
Cied
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
Porter
many many of nanotubes
Porter
what is the k.e before it land
Yasmin
what is the function of carbon nanotubes?
Cesar
I'm interested in nanotube
Uday
what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
Ramkumar Reply
what is nano technology
Sravani Reply
what is system testing?
AMJAD
preparation of nanomaterial
Victor Reply
Yes, Nanotechnology has a very fast field of applications and their is always something new to do with it...
Himanshu Reply
good afternoon madam
AMJAD
what is system testing
AMJAD
what is the application of nanotechnology?
Stotaw
In this morden time nanotechnology used in many field . 1-Electronics-manufacturad IC ,RAM,MRAM,solar panel etc 2-Helth and Medical-Nanomedicine,Drug Dilivery for cancer treatment etc 3- Atomobile -MEMS, Coating on car etc. and may other field for details you can check at Google
Azam
anybody can imagine what will be happen after 100 years from now in nano tech world
Prasenjit
after 100 year this will be not nanotechnology maybe this technology name will be change . maybe aftet 100 year . we work on electron lable practically about its properties and behaviour by the different instruments
Azam
name doesn't matter , whatever it will be change... I'm taking about effect on circumstances of the microscopic world
Prasenjit
how hard could it be to apply nanotechnology against viral infections such HIV or Ebola?
Damian
silver nanoparticles could handle the job?
Damian
not now but maybe in future only AgNP maybe any other nanomaterials
Azam
Hello
Uday
I'm interested in Nanotube
Uday
this technology will not going on for the long time , so I'm thinking about femtotechnology 10^-15
Prasenjit
can nanotechnology change the direction of the face of the world
Prasenjit Reply
At high concentrations (>0.01 M), the relation between absorptivity coefficient and absorbance is no longer linear. This is due to the electrostatic interactions between the quantum dots in close proximity. If the concentration of the solution is high, another effect that is seen is the scattering of light from the large number of quantum dots. This assumption only works at low concentrations of the analyte. Presence of stray light.
Ali Reply
the Beer law works very well for dilute solutions but fails for very high concentrations. why?
bamidele Reply
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
Smarajit Reply
Privacy Information Security Software Version 1.1a
Good
Got questions? Join the online conversation and get instant answers!
QuizOver.com Reply

Get the best Algebra and trigonometry course in your pocket!





Source:  OpenStax, Teaching beginners to code. OpenStax CNX. May 27, 2013 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11498/1.20
Google Play and the Google Play logo are trademarks of Google Inc.

Notification Switch

Would you like to follow the 'Teaching beginners to code' conversation and receive update notifications?

Ask