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Summer Coding: Create a 4th of July Fireworks Show with/ Scratch Programming! (3rd-8th Grade)


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Class Details:

  • Ages: 8 - 14
  • 3rd Grade - 8th Grade

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In this class, students will have an exciting opportunity to celebrate Independence Day by learning how to create their own fireworks show using Scratch programming. Throughout the class, students will learn the basics of Scratch programming, including how to create and customize sprites (characters or objects), use events and loops to control the flow of the program and create animations and sound effects for their fireworks show. They will also explore how to design and program different types of fireworks, such as bursts, sparklers, and colorful patterns, and how to choreograph them to create a dazzling fireworks display.

The class will be hands-on and project-based, with students actively working on creating their own 4th of July fireworks show from scratch. They can unleash their creativity by designing their own custom fireworks and experimenting with different programming techniques to bring their vision to life. They will also learn problem-solving skills as they debug and troubleshoot their code, and they will have the chance to share and showcase their completed fireworks show with their classmates.

By the end of the class, students will have gained basic programming skills using Scratch, as well as a sense of accomplishment and pride in creating their own personalized 4th of July fireworks show. Join us as we create a colorful show without all the dust and smoke!


Learning Objectives

In this course, students will gain a better understanding of the following concepts:

  • Scratch interface basics
  • Basic coding concepts
  • Drag-and-drop programming
  • Computational thinking
  • Critical thinking
  • Design thinking
  • Problem-solving


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*Class Enrollment Disclaimer*

At Testing Mom, we strive to provide the highest quality educational experience for all our students. If a class does not meet the required minimum number of enrolled students, rather than canceling the class entirely, we reserve the right to modify the structure of the sessions. In such cases, the affected class may be transitioned into an accelerated format. This modification aims to maintain the integrity of the curriculum while providing a more personalized and intensive learning experience for enrolled students. Rest assured, the quality of the class content and instruction will remain consistent, and any adjustments made will be in the best interest of enhancing their learning journey.


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Instructor Bio:

Hi, I'm Mr. Cardenas! I have 3 years of teaching experience with Elementary, Middle, and High School Students. I have over 6 years of experience tutoring Elementary to Freshman College Students. All kids have different learning styles and can not be taught the same way. Understanding how one student thinks, how one learns and processes information is key to a successful session. Not only that it will keep them engaged, and interested. 


Educational Background, Degrees, Licenses:

  • Game Designer and Programmer
  • Bachelor of Science


Favorite Quote:

  • “In a dark place we find ourselves, and a little more knowledge lights our way.” -Yoda

Fun Fact:

  • Video games will be the new normal in teaching, training, and work environment 


Frankie says:

The instructor is patient and friendly. My child finds it easy to follow along and said the knowledge helped him to find more tools to design his games.

Chris says:

Our daughter was new to Minecraft online and this was a great starter program for her. The instructor was patient and supportive. Highly recommended. Our daughter has done a lot of language learning but this allows her to expand into a variety of projects using what she has learned and learn new things.

Zane says:

My son had a lot of fun in this class.

Tiffany says:

My son loved it! An easy way for your student to learn new, fun skills

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