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For Parents--About Scratch

   Scratch is developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab, in collaboration with the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, with financial support from the National Science Foundation, Intel Foundation, and MIT Media Lab research consortia.

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

   Scratch is designed to help young people (ages 8 and up) develop 21st century learning skills. As they create Scratch projects, young people learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also gaining a deeper understanding of the process of design.

Scratch is available free of charge. Currently available for Mac OSX and Windows

Hair by Chas has developed this Tutorial to help kids learn some of basic concepts of SCRATCH.

To get started, visit the SCRATCH website and Download Scratch  SCRATCH at MIT

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Game Description:

Mission:  You are the Commander Of Space Shuttle Mission STS-2020 to Space Station Freedom.
You have to dock the Shuttle to the Space Station. To dock, you have to rotate the Shuttle to 90 degrees and touch the docking light.   While working outside the Shuttle, one of your crew's Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU) fails to work and he is drifting out into space.  An Alien spaceship appears and is trying to capture your crew member.
You must destory the alien spaceship to rescue your crew member.
You only have 3 missiles and the Alien spaceship is fast.
Score:  10 points for docking the shuttle. 5 points for hitting the Alien spaceship. -5 if you miss
To Win:  You have to destroy the Alien spaceship and rescue the astronaut.

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