Redstone Road

Redstone Road

11-13 yrs old

14-18 yrs old

Reading and Writing

Science

Technology

Have you ever wanted to create working machines in Minecraft? Experience the power of Redstone and explore its many uses in this in this world!

avatar Submitted By: Hwb MLCs

April 27, 2021

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Skills

  • Communication
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking

Supporting Files

Challenge Redstone Road


Challenge PDF document that provides the granularity for the steps of the Challenge

Redstone Road World


A Minecraft world to use as a catalyst for the Challenge

Learning Objectives

  • To understand the mechanics of using Redstone in Minecraft: Education Edition
  • To build a working machine within Minecraft: Education Edition

Guiding Ideas

In this Challenge learners will travel along the Redstone Road, in the Minecraft Redstone Road World, to explore how Redstone functions, its many uses, its power to activate things, move things and how it can turn Minecraft builds into complex and intricate structures. Learners are the challenged to build a functioning machine using Redstone and explain its purpose.

Introductory Questions: 

  • What are inputs, processing and outputs?
  • What is a machine?
  • How can we automate a process?

 

Student Activities

The Challenge is made up of three distinct steps that will take approx. 2+ hrs.

Step One:

  • Discuss what inputs, processing and outputs are and what items we have in the real world both analogue and digital

Step Two:

  • Interact with the Redstone Road world and investigate all areas along the road

Step Three:

  • Learners use the knowledge of Redstone they have acquired in each area and combine these ideas to build their own working machine to complete a purpose of their own choosing

 

Performance Expectations

Please see the Challenge PDF download for details on Assessment and Expectations

Skills

  • Communication
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking

Supporting Files

Challenge Redstone Road


Challenge PDF document that provides the granularity for the steps of the Challenge

Redstone Road World


A Minecraft world to use as a catalyst for the Challenge