Music+Sound with Scratch

In Music & Sound, students use the computer to play musical notes, create a music video, and build an interactive music display while learning how programming is used to create music.

Music is a complete theme designed to be completed over eight, 45-75 minute, sessions. For each Activity, students will watch a series of videos and create one coding project with opportunities to personalize their work using “Add-Ons,” which are mini-coding challenges that build on top of the core project.

The Music+Sound with Scratch course assumes students have mastered all content in the Scratch Programming course.

Outline of Activities

Activity 1: Introduction and DiscoveryStudents explore Scratch and create their first program.
Activity 2: Dance PartyStudents create a dance party animation.
Activity 3: Musical ArtStudents will create a colorful collage by programming a repeating pattern, and make the colors in the collage play a sound.
Activity 4: Musical Talent ShowStudents earn badges by creating a Musical Talent show. A badge is a sticker students receive for completing different tasks and challenges.
Activity 5: DJ MixerStudents choose a repeating loop of background music, make a slider that speeds up or slows down a sound.
Activity 6: Music VideoStudents create a music video using procedures, which are new commands made up of a set of instructions.
Activity 7: Movie Sound EffectsStudents either create a project where a sprite bounces off another or to add to their Activity 6 Music Video Project.
Activity 8: Thank You ProjectStudents create a thank you project in Scratch.