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Basic Moves & the Agent

8-10 yrs old

11-13 yrs old

Climate & Environment

Computer Science

Welcome to the Animal Research Center a place where students can learn all about animals in different habitats (biomes) and the challenges they face.

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avatar Submitted By: Minecraft Education

June 23, 2020

Skills

  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking

Learning Objectives

  • Learn basic navigation in Minecraft: Education Edition using a keyboard, mouse, and the WASD keys
  • Become familiar with the interface of the game and MakeCode
  • Be introduced to their Agent and the basic Agent moves using the MakeCode interface
  • CSTA standards coverage: 1A-AP-11, 1A-AP-08. ISTE standards coverage: 5C, 5D

Guiding Ideas

Welcome to the Animal Research Center a place where students can learn all about animals in different habitats (biomes) and the challenges they face. Students will go out into the field to interact and learn more about wild animals. But before that, students will familiarize themselves with all the tools they have at their disposal.

Student Activities

Activity 1: Minecraft eye fitness test

Activity 2: Minecraft navigation

Activity 3: Meet the Agent!

Activity 4: Agent move!

Activity 5: Agent move up!

Bonus activity: Advanced simulation

 

Performance Expectations

Upon completion of this lesson students should be able to answer the following questions:

1. What key on your keyboard summons your Agent?

  • Answer: C

2. How many steps of pseudo code did it take to solve the Bonus Activity?

  • Answer: Varies depending on student.

3. What does the “On chat command” do?

  • Answer: It is the command that causes the code to run

4. What did ‘learning the directions the Agent moves in’ help you accomplish in the Lesson 1?

  • Answer: Made it possible to program the Agent to move from one place to another.

Skills

  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking