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Plenary – Glossary and Keywords
Sprite A sprite is an image in the scratch program. You can draw them yourself or you can download one from the library. You can move sprites around the screen
Costume Every sprite can have many costumes. These can make it look like it is moving.
Stage The stage is the main white background. The sprites move around the stage. You can add backdrops to the stage.
X and Y The stage has a Y axis (vertical) and a X axis (horizontal). You can use the numbers here to move sprites around.
Script The scripts are the lines of code that make up the program. They are simple sections that can be snapped together.
Blocks The blocks are many scripts that have been put together. You can make many blocks on a single sprite.
Glide The glide motion script allows the sprite to move via the X and Y axis. Just type in the numbers.
Motion The blue menu contains all of the scripts that are to do with motion. Move the sprite by steps, go to X and Y coordinates and turn the sprite around.
Loop A loop allows you to do an action over and over again. Computers are very good at doing the same task over and over again.
Forever The forever script will do everything that is inside it over and over again. It will never stop. It can be used to check something over and over.
Control The control menu contains all of the looping scripts. It also contains all of the conditional scripts. It also has the wait script, the stop all script and the wait unit script.
Sound There are many different sound blocks you can add. Play notes, change the volume, the tempo, the drum styles and add in special effects. They can be added to any blocks
Record You can record and add in new sounds to scratch. You can use a microphone to save your own sound file.