Space Trace
This android based application is designed to teach second through fourth graders the basics of coding by landing a spaceship while on earth. The users give commands to the spaceship to avoid barriers, open gates, move through the map, and land in order to complete a level.
Throughout the levels of the game the difficulty increases and the user also unlocks new commands. Before unlocking a new command the user must complete a level that creates this command, similar to a function in programming.
One of the biggest aspects of programming is being able to think through a problem step by step without always getting to see the end result of each step before moving on. To help show this in the application the user must run all the commands sequentially after they all have been written.
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