Today we starting looking at Python. It comes installed on Raspberry Pi’s, is available for most types of computers and best of all it’s free to download.

This language is used by Google, You Tube and Facebook to run their websites. (Although PHP is the most popular server side language for websites, partly as it is used by WordPress blogs like this one.)

We looked at how Python, and similar programming languages, aren’t really that different from Scratch, you just need to type the commands. Below is a more complicated example.

We looked at how Functions, Variables, Logic, Loops and Objects are the building blocks of all programs. And that you can use functions written by other people by including a library, like the turtle library.

You might want to try one of the interactive Python tutorials at home

And if you want to see what you can do with the turtle library take a look at!

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