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Minecraft Watercycle

8-10 yrs old

11-13 yrs old

14-18 yrs old

Science

Students work in teams of 5 to create a model of the water cycle. Once complete, they use the structure block to export the model as a 3D model.

avatar Submitted By: Merry Willis

February 3, 2018

Skills

  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking

External References

Scholastic Study Jam! The Water Cycle

A Water cycle review song that features key vocabulary.

Supporting Files

Requirements list for students


A list of the requirements for the completed project. Used as a slide.

Water Cycle Rubric


Rubric for evaluation.

Learning Objectives

  • Students will complete a 3D model of the water cycle in collaborative groups of about 5 students.

Guiding Ideas

How does water change over time via the Water Cycle?

What is the water cycle?

How can I use Minecraft EE to model the process that happen in the water cycle?

Student Activities

Students will watch a review of the Water Cycle before starting, and will create a plan before logging into Minecraft to build their models.

Requirements and Assessment Value for their build:

  • Sign with each group members' name (10 points)
  • labels, signs or other way to designate each step of water cycle (20 points)
  • definitions for each step of water cycle (20 points)
  • all builds must include evaporation, condensation and precipitation (10 each)
    • builds can include: sublimation, transpiration, surface run off, infiltration and percolation
  • Build must be exported as a 3D model (10 points)
  • Students presentation of Model (10 points)

 

 

Performance Expectations

Students will create an accurate model, export it as a 3D model using the Structure Block (Directions here: https://education.minecraft.net/support/knowledge-base/mee-3d/, and be able to explain what they have modeled.

Attached rubric can be shared with students and used for evaluation.

 

 

Skills

  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking

External References

Scholastic Study Jam! The Water Cycle

A Water cycle review song that features key vocabulary.

Supporting Files

Requirements list for students


A list of the requirements for the completed project. Used as a slide.

Water Cycle Rubric


Rubric for evaluation.