This is suitable for both KS3 and KS4. The activity pack breaks down the aspects of Greenfoot into four key areas: Setting up the World, Movement, Functionality and The Counter.
What you’ll need:
– Access to Greenfoot
A quick introduction to Greenfoot.
This video covers the startup you will need to set up your world and add a few actors into the world.
Follow along with this third video to learn how to get your actors to move. You will be shown two ways of moving. Random movement and user-controlled movement through the keyboard.
This fourth video covers functionality tasks. These include how to make another actor disappear when it collides with another actor. This allows us to make collectables/things to eat. We also cover how to play a sound when an actor collides or touches another actor.
Within this video, the task of adding a counter is covered. The video will show you how to add a counter to your Greenfoot world, along with explaining how to make the counter count up when an event happens.
This video covers debugging. If at any stage you get stuck or are struggling take a look at this video to check if it is part of the common errors explained here.