Scratch 3 is a free, browser-based programming language that is designed for students ages 8 to 16 and supported by an active community of millions of users. Students can use Scratch to design music videos, animations, and video games while learning the fundamentals of coding. Scratch encourages you to share your work and “remix” others’ projects to create something new.
The partnership between Vernier Software & Technology and Scratch creates the ability to integrate data-collection technology into science and computer science activities. With this integration, students can learn coding by purposefully and successfully applying their skills to fun, hands-on coding projects. This helps students make natural connections between the digital and physical worlds.
Scratch is developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab.
Need Scratch activities to support students while they learn remotely? Check out our Coding Activities page.