What is Scratch?

Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art. Scratch is designed to help young people (ages 8 and up) develop 21st century learning skills. As they create Scratch projects, young people learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also gaining a deeper understanding of the process of design. Scratch also encourages higher level thinking, problem solving skills, innovation, and creativity.

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Scratch is a free download and works on both Macs (OS X 10.3 and higher) and PCs (Windows 98 and later). There is no need to sign up for an account or provide personal information.

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Video tutorials, a printable help manual and more are available from the Scratch website at

Great Tutorials Here:

Scratch Command Descriptions:

Scratch Presentation Wiki