Science island 2021 - UPDATED!

Science island 2021 - UPDATED!

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Science Island was designed to allow students of all ages to formulate, test & modify a guess before generating a hypothesis which they believe true!

avatar Submitted By: Benjamin Kelly

February 25, 2021

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Skills

  • Collaboration
  • Critical Thinking
  • Project Based Learning

External References

Science Island 2021 - World File

World File for download and use with individual students or small groups of students

Collection of Resources

Bundled resources

Supporting Files

Science Island Project Title Card


Title Card

Island Overview


Overview of some experiments

Screen Shot 2


Screen Shot 2

Opening Directions


Directions

Science Island 2021 - LESSON PLAN


Lesson scope and sequence help

Student Observation and Hypothesis Worksheet - Print This


Print this handout if not using in-game lab book

Scientific Method Graphic


Shows 7 key steps

Learning Objectives

  • Formulate an educated guess
  • Test an educated guess and formulated a hypothesis
  • Communicate observations effectively
  • Create a final truth statement to act as a hypothesis moving forward
  • Conduct experiments in a virtual environment following directions
  • Resetting an experiment and tidying up a lab atmosphere when completed
  • Students will communicate observations and happenings in detail in a written form to be submitted for review

Guiding Ideas

Can students formulate a hypothesis about Minecraftian Water Behaviour and test that hypothesis in an effective manner?

Can students modify a tested hypothesis supporting it with observations and detailed evidence?

Can students commit to a final hypothesis that they alone or as a team agree is as accurate as possible moving forward following a lab station?

Can students communicate their final hypothesis in written form and explain what they believe to be true?

Student Activities

Students will complete 5 stations which explore water behaviour in Minecraft.

At each station (alone or in groups) they will form a hypothesis for what they think will happen. They will test that hypothesis. Then modify the hypothesis before committing to a final statement they believe to be true.

Their portfolios will be filled with observations, pictures evidence and final hypotheses for each station.

Extension - Students can create a 6th experiment on the undeveloped part of Science Island if their teacher feel this is an essential skill extension.

Extension - Visit some of the famous scientists that line the link between islands to learn more about how they impact society even today with their legendary work.

Performance Expectations

Complete the 5 stations in order starting at spawn. Capture picture evidence and written details to support final hypotheses for each station.

Submit the portfolio to their teacher and add hypotheses to the Cave of Knowledge

Catch a fish in the Pool of Wisdom for fun at the end.

Skills

  • Collaboration
  • Critical Thinking
  • Project Based Learning

External References

Science Island 2021 - World File

World File for download and use with individual students or small groups of students

Collection of Resources

Bundled resources

Supporting Files

Science Island Project Title Card


Title Card

Island Overview


Overview of some experiments

Screen Shot 2


Screen Shot 2

Opening Directions


Directions

Science Island 2021 - LESSON PLAN


Lesson scope and sequence help

Student Observation and Hypothesis Worksheet - Print This


Print this handout if not using in-game lab book

Scientific Method Graphic


Shows 7 key steps