6-7 yrs old
8-10 yrs old
11-13 yrs old
Want to explore the human body an engaging, collaboration with creative and unexpected and rich results? Let the students take charge!
November 20, 2016
Walk-through of the 'Fred the Human Body' lesson.
My students and I filmed the lesson and discussed the process. Very rewarding!
The Lesson Snippet - 'Fred the Human Body'
This concise summary shows how the six 21st-centiry skills were assessed within the lesson. 10 minutes.
We are going to make a human body.
1. Getting on the server!
2. Let the students log in!
1. What do we know?
Students are able to place signs in their area. Let them write down everything they know! Signs on top of signs!
Let the students read the signs.
Group discussion: (if you wish the students to make substantive decisions, they need to determine this as a group)
2. Release the students from the spawn area! Break the border blocks.
Give our students the following equipment:
As Students assign themselves (or are assigned) roles, the researchers can:
Students who wish to place slates, posters, boards and NPCs can be given worldbuilder ability with the command /ability <name> worldbuilder true.
Students work as one and create our Fred. As the students make Fred they:
Teachers are free to observe the collaboration, problem solving, research skills and leadership of individuals. Evidence can be collected from listening to conversations, reading the chat and watching the gameplay.
Idea: I recorded the event using a screen capture software and made a youtube video. Playing back the video was a joy to all involved and gave us a few laughs!
EXTRA: Students are able to export their portfolio and use the images to reflect and publish their learning in many modes:
Students can be measured on evidence based on:
21st Design Skills:
Show collaborative skills - working in groups, showing shared responsibility, making substantive decisions and working interdependently.
(For older students) Show skilled communication - MIX presentation showing the process involved in making the body and the information about the main organs portrayed on Fred.
Show knowledge construction - applying knowledge in a new context
This skill will depend on your class and levels - Self - regulation - Students are able to coordinate themselves to work with others and revise their work with feedback through gameplay.
Problem-solving - students show innovation as they solve how to represent the organs and the functions using the resources available in Minecraft EE
Use of ICT - Students must use ICT to demonstrate their knowledge using Minecraft EE and possibly Microsoft products such as MIX, Word or Sway.
Science in Minecraft
How does science in MC and the real world differ?
Students to create a sustainable energy circuit
Element Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger hunt to find elements in the world.
Students will create a unique dinosaur.
Dynamic Ecosystems Project
Mastering ecosystems concepts, ideas, principles
Detecting Wildlife Crime
Students detect and stop pangolin trafficking.
Build a coral reef time lapse in a Minecraft world
Explore chemical reactions and temperature.
The Strongest Bridge
Design a bridge with the strongest structure.
Know your Ecosystem
Demonstrating Ecosystem with all its elements
Join an ANT Colony!
Be part of a collective
Recreate real-world objects in Minecraft
Differentiate the types of volcanism.
Design various coral reefs with Minecraft and code
Moon Craft 2.0 Lunar Learning
Students learn about the Moon & NASA's LOP-G
Habitats: Human Impact
Explore the human impact on earth's biomes!
Humans invent technology to help them survive.
Depicting best sustainable farming method
Water Matters Challenge
Create a creative worldmap with Minecraft
Disappearance of some species affect the ecosystem
Adaptation of Marine organisms
Learn about life under water
Types of Chemical Reactions
Demonstration of different types of reactions
The Force of Minecraft!
Energy forces in Minecraft? Where's the evidence?
Space Theme Park
Create a theme park based on the 8 planets!
Unity in diversity: cells
Create and label plant or animal cell models
Blood Cycle Escape Room
In order to get out you must know your blood cycle
Upcycling: Green Garden Unit
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Energy Efficient House
Designing Energy Efficient Houses
Climate Action Project
A Project As A Part of Koen's #ClimateActionP
Bees! Bees! Bees! Be a Bee!
Become a Bee and create a Beehive with your Class!
How do Soda Springs work?
Up and Atom
Create Working Models of Atoms
Planets Orbiting the Sun
Fun Science Lesson
The man and the stars
STEAM activity about religion and archeoastronomy
Create a bird garden
Students will design and create a garden.
Aquanaut Aquarius – Habitat II
A Skype Field Trip Companion Experience (Or Not)
Kingdoms of Life Zoo
A representation of the 5 kingdoms of life
Create stations and sustainable resorts.
Minecraft Maze – Stage 3
Students in S3 will design, plan & build a maze
Let it rain! Water Cycle
Students recreate the phases of the water cycle.
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