Get Started with Insight from Mars

  1. Watch the introduction video.
  2. Click “Start Coding” to launch the Insight from Mars starter project on Scratch.
  3. Check out the Mars fact sheet in the Youth Guide and an example project for inspiration. If you haven’t purchased a STEM Challenge kit, you can access the Mars Base Camp Youth Guide, which will be helpful as you complete this online activity.
  4. Use the coding challenges below to tell your story and bring it to life!


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Insight from Mars Coding Challenges

Explore the coding challenges below to bring your project to life as you begin the Insight from Mars starter project on Scratch!

Add code to both character sprites to continue their conversation.

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Agrega código a los sprites de ambos personajes para que continúen la conversación.

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Build a title card for the project and animate before the story begins.

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Arma una tarjeta de título para el proyecto y anímala antes de que comience la historia.

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Make the object change colors.

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Haz que el objeto cambie de color.

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Make the object grow and shrink repeatedly to look like a pulse.

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Haz que el objeto crezca y se encoja de forma repetida para que parezca que late.

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Code the object to bounce around the screen.

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Codifica el objeto para que rebote por la pantalla.

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Ask the audience a question and make something happen based on the response.

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Pregunta algo al público y haz que algo suceda a partir de la respuesta.

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Add music or sound effects to your story.

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Agrega música o efectos de sonido a tu historia.

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Add another object to the story to create more action.

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Agrega otro objeto al relato para crear más acción.

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Use the costume editor to customize an animation.

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Usa el editor de vestuario para personalizar una animación.

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