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Master

Science of Minecraft: Chemistry and Physics

Grades 4-10

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.

Date

January 17
Expired!

Time

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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
Projects and Activities
  • Create balloons, glowsticks, sparklers and other items using chemistry
  • Design a large-scale science-themed park or megastructure and build it collaboratively
  • Design and build a ride or structure that demonstrates learned physics concepts
  • Designate tasks and roles as a team
Hardware

Primary Computer Device:

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

 

Additional Tech Used:

  • Headphones
  • Microphone
  • Web Camera
Software
  • Minecraft Education Edition
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More Information About This Camp
Topics and Skills Covered
  • 3D design
  • Brainstorming
  • Building design
  • Chemistry concepts such as molecules & reactions
  • Collaboration and communication
  • Complex builds/designs
  • Constructive feedback
  • Creative expression
  • Critical thinking
  • Experimentation
  • Exploration of digital possibilities
  • Iterative design
  • Large-scale build projects
  • Level design
  • Minecraft construction
  • Minecraft design
  • Physics concepts such as potential/kinetic energy
  • Problem solving
  • Redstone
  • Scientific method
  • Scope and scale
  • Style, design and aesthetic principles
  • Time management
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