During the last few lessons in Third Grade, we have been learning about Nested Loops. A nested loop is a loop inside of loop. We’ve used them in our Code.org lessons to move and collect things and to draw shapes and designs.
As an extension, we did the Awesome Sauce Challenge in Scratch. Students were given nine blocks that they had to use in a program. They had a start block (when green flag is clicked), a move block, a turn right and left, a repeat block, a change color, a set pen size, a pen up, and a pen down. Each one must be used at least once. They can re-use any block any amount of times. They also have permission to change the variables in the blocks to make each one unique. They were also encouraged to experiment with using Nested Loops.
The goal was to PLAY and CREATE a unique and amazing digital design — AWESOME SAUCE!! Check out some of our sauciest creations!!