High School Fair of Science and Technology
Showcasing video games made with Scratch
I had completed several programming lectures, and my students had developed some confidence in writing their own programs. I was constantly reporting the progress of the course to the principal and vice-principal. Because the high school creation anniversary was coming, I proposed them to be part of the Science Fair that is celebrated every year. Both authorities loved the idea, and they decided to call it the Fair of Science and Technology. I told my students about this upcoming event in which they were going to showcase the video games that they had been developing using Scratch, and they were a bit frightened.
As I have previously mentioned, I was working remotely as a software developer, and the day of the event, I put my students in charge to organize and decorate the place in which we were going to present the video games they built. I arrived at high school after completing some tasks that had high priority in my job, so I was surprised to see how well they had worked by themselves.
We explained to our attendees what CS50 is and who David Malan is, and we told them that a group of students from "Vicentino" was learning how to code in the afternoons as an extracurricular activity. We also informed them that we hoped to run a new iteration of the course, so more students will be able to learn how to program. Once we completed the explanation, we allowed them to play with the video games.
We all were impressed due to the number of people who came to see our exposition and play the games. Even though there were several science projects which were interesting, I can state that most students were saying that the coolest part of the fair was to play with those video games.
These are the video games that my students made: