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

avatar Submitted By: Benjamin Kelly

January 19, 2018

Skills

  • Collaboration
  • Critical Thinking
  • Project Based Learning

External References

Video Walkthrough

Check out this video walkthrough which is key to understand the power of this lesson

Science Island World File

Grab this world file - Essential (Created by Mentor Ben Kelly @BBTNB)

Supporting Files

Science Island Project Title Card


Title Card

Screen Shot 1 - Spawn Coords


Spawn coords just in case

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Learning Objectives

  • Formulate a hypothesis
  • Test a formulated hypothesis
  • Modify a tested hypothesis
  • 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.

Performance Expectations

Complete the 5-6 station 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

Video Walkthrough

Check out this video walkthrough which is key to understand the power of this lesson

Science Island World File

Grab this world file - Essential (Created by Mentor Ben Kelly @BBTNB)

Supporting Files

Science Island Project Title Card


Title Card

Screen Shot 1 - Spawn Coords


Spawn coords just in case

Screen Shot 2


Screen Shot 2

Screen Shot 3


Screen Shot 3