Chapter 1. Getting Started

Have you ever wanted to create your own computer game, animated story, tutorial, or science simulation? Scratch is a graphical programming language that makes it easy to create those applications and more. In this introductory chapter, you will:

  • Explore Scratch’s programming environment

  • Learn about different types of command blocks

  • Create your first game in Scratch

When you make a Scratch application, you can save it on your computer or upload it to the Scratch website, where others can comment on it and remix it into new projects.

Excited? Then let’s get started!

What Is Scratch?

A computer program is just a set of instructions that tell a computer what to do. You write these instructions using a programming language, and ...

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