Students will learn about core programming and game development concepts while building a game about fighting forest fires. Save the Forest The last few summers have been some of the hottest on record and the forest service needs you to help keep fires under control. Use blocks to code your airtanker and set up tech so your ground team can help you save the forest!👩🚒 Teacher or students go to page 1 and tap on 🔗. Watch the video on Fire Fighters. Then go to page 2 and tap the 🔗. Or the shortcut below. Go to the 🔗https://arcade.makecode.com/--skillmap#docs:/skillmap/forest As you work through the activity take plenty of screenshots of you successful code and game window tab.
ACTIVITY REQUIREMENTS The MakeCode Arcade Hour of Code™ activities require students to have a computer with internet access. All activities run in the browser – no download or installation required. GAME DESIGN CONCEPTS Tile maps Sprites HUD (Head-up Display) Status Bar Art and Design Animations Effects PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS Events Variables and constants Loops Randomization TOPICAL CONCEPTS The impact of wildfires on the environment Common causes of forest fires How computers and technology can help combat wildfires