Scratch is a block-based programming language designed for children and beginners. It allows users to create interactive stories, games, animations, and simulations by snapping together graphical blocks of code. Scratch is developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and is available for free.
With Scratch, users can create programs by dragging and dropping blocks that represent commands, such as “move” or “play sound”. These blocks can be connected to create sequences of instructions that control sprites (characters or objects) on a stage. Scratch also allows users to customize the appearance and behavior of their sprites, add sound effects and music, and create interactive features such as buttons, menus, and scoreboards.
Scratch is designed to be intuitive and easy to use, allowing users to focus on their creativity and problem-solving skills. It is also a social platform, where users can share their projects and collaborate with others in a supportive community. Scratch has been used by millions of people around the world to learn coding, express their ideas, and have fun.