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IGCSE Geography Obj 3.5 Energy

14-18 yrs old

Geography

Students will work in a PBL situation with time-bound construction, collaboration, creation and explanation in Minecraft.

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avatar Submitted By: Craig Hansen

December 21, 2016

Skills

  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Project Based Learning

External References

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Learning Objectives

  • Describe energy sources
  • Evaluate energy sources
  • Case study of energy supply

Guiding Ideas

Candidates should be able to:

Describe the importance of non-renewable fossil fuels, renewable energy supplies, nuclear power and fuelwood; globally and in different countries at different levels of development

Evaluate the benefits and disadvantages of nuclear power and renewable energy sources

Case study required in 3.5 - Energy supply in a country or area

Further details:

Non-renewable fossil fuels including coal, oil and natural gas. Renewable energy supplies including geothermal, wind, HEP, wave and tidal power, solar power and biofuels

Student Activities

  • Groups of 3-5
  • 6 periods to create examples of energy sources - fossil fuels, renewable energy
  • create  information boards with case studies

Performance Expectations

  • Students will self-assign group roles - case study researcher, builders, timekeepers, proof-readers, leader etc.
  • build (not necessarily to scale) power plants within the timeframe
  • screen record an interview inside Minecraft of group members actively building: what, why, how, etc.
  • produce a printed A4 booklet of screenshots and a case study as per the IGCSE Objectives

Skills

  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Project Based Learning

External References

Minecraft Education Edition Engaged in learning

Our G10 geography students are engaged in learning, preparing for their IGCSE exams with Minecraft Education Edition. This fast-forward video shows th

Minecraft Education Edition - Group Project - #MIEE

Setting the scene; this is the first time jumping into Minecraft Education Edition, deciding on groups, the mayors of their towns, the types of energy

Grade 10 IGCSE Geography objective 3 5 Energy Sources with Minecraft Education Edition #MIEE

Grade 10 IGCSE Geography- we are using Minecraft to build their learning outcomes from the Cambridge curriculum, specifically - objective 3.5 Energy S

Minecraft Education Edition Who's in the world with you?

Sometimes, you don't know if your students are really in the world with you or just mucking around in their own creation :-) find with a slash command

Minecraft Education Edition Setting the world spawn point

Sometimes we build a world in Minecraft and invite our students, but arrive in very different places from us. Set a spawn point