So you're learning Scratch?

Scratch is a great tool to learn beginning programming but you may need some ideas to help get you started! Check out the links below for downloads of the Scratch projects we featured at the STEMosphere event. If you build something cool why not contact us and send us a link? We may even feature it here on the site!

Click Here to Go to the Scratch Website


What is Scratch, and what can I do with it?
Scratch is a programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations -- and share your creations with others around the world. In the process of designing and programming Scratch projects, young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively. To learn more about Scratch, check out the About Scratch page.

What are the system requirements for Scratch?
To run Scratch 2, you need to be using (1) a Mac, Linux, or Windows computer; (2) a version of Adobe Flash Player released on or after June 15, 2016; (3) a relatively recent web browser: one of the latest two versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari (Mac or Windows only), Edge (Windows only), or Internet Explorer 10+ (Windows only). If your computer doesn’t meet these requirements, you can try downloading and installing Scratch 1.4, which you can still use to share projects to the Scratch 2 website.

How much does Scratch cost? Do I need a license?
Scratch is and always will be free. You don’t need a license to use Scratch in your school, home, or anywhere else. The development and maintenance of Scratch is paid for by grants and donations. If you’d like to contribute to Scratch, check out MIT's Donate page.

For more information about Scratch visit their website!