Agnes Irwin

Science of Minecraft: Chemistry and Physics

Grades 4-10

Science of Minecraft: Chemistry and Physics

Do you have a curiosity about science, chemistry and physics? This program was created to teach participants about these exciting STEM topics using Minecraft as the laboratory to design, craft and test experiments through virtual simulations. In our physics lessons, participants will learn about the science of kinetic and potential energy, speed, acceleration, and gravity. Our chemistry lessons will teach participants about atoms, molecules and elements. The chemistry labs will explore the periodic table and create tests to see how the chemicals react – participants will create compounds using molecules and focus on “reactions” by creating things like sparklers, glowsticks, and floating balloons. In this program participants work toward building the ultimate scientific laboratory in our virtual campground to build and test scientific concepts through science-themed builds. No prior experience is necessary! All skill levels are welcome.

Goals and Learning Objectives
  • Become familiar with chemistry with a focus on atoms, molecules and elements
  • Understand physics with a focus on potential and kinetic energy, speed, acceleration and gravity
  • Create Minecraft-based lab work focused on the periodic table and learn about chemical reactions
  • Learn how Minecraft can be used to build with concepts like physics in mind
  • Learn how Minecraft can be used to experiment with elements, explore the periodic table and create chemical reactions
Hardware

Primary Computer Device:

  • Windows 8, 10 or 11
  • or Mac OS
  • or Chromebook

 

Additional Required Tech:

  • Headphones
  • Microphone
  • Web Camera
Software
  • Minecraft EDU

Location

Agnes Irwin
Bryn Mawr, PA
Website
https://www.flemingcamps.com/camp-locations/agnes-irwin/

Date

July 11 - 22

Time

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Goals and Learning Objectives
  • Become familiar with chemistry with a focus on atoms, molecules and elements
  • Understand physics with a focus on potential and kinetic energy, speed, acceleration and gravity
  • Create Minecraft-based lab work focused on the periodic table and learn about chemical reactions
  • Learn how Minecraft can be used to build with concepts like physics in mind
  • Learn how Minecraft can be used to experiment with elements, explore the periodic table and create chemical reactions
Hardware

Primary Computer Device:

  • Windows 8, 10 or 11
  • or Mac OS
  • or Chromebook

 

Additional Required Tech:

  • Headphones
  • Microphone
  • Web Camera
Software
  • Minecraft EDU

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