8-10 yrs old
11-13 yrs old
14-18 yrs old
Reading and Writing
Can you design and build a dangerous maze in Minecraft: Education Edition? Challenge your friends to help Agent complete the maze using Code Builder.
April 27, 2021
Challenge Thats an A-maze-ing Game!
Challenge PDF document that provides the granularity for the steps of the Challenge
In this Challenge learners will learn about the dangers of staying safe and being seen in the outside world. They will design and build a series of mazes/obstacles (which could include water, fire, darkness etc) within Minecraft: Education Edition and share this world with their fellow learners. Using the shared world and Code Builder (accessed from within Minecraft: Education Edition) they will create a set of algorithms to safely guide their Agent through each section of the maze.
The Challenge is made up of three distinct steps that will take approx. 3 hrs.
Discuss how we can stay safe and be seen in the outside world highlighting dangers such as water, fire, darkness etc. Learners will then research maze type games and design their own on squared or graph paper.
Learners will build their maze game in Minecraft: Education Edition using the Blocks of Grass world and use features such as the chalkboard and NPCs to add written information explaining what is needed to safely complete each section of the game.
Learners will now access another learner’s maze in the Minecraft: Education Edition Blocks of Grass world that has been shared with them. Learners will take note of the instructions and use Code Builder to code their Agent to move safely and complete each section of the game. Learners may need to debug their algorithm if they don’t work out as expected.
Please see the Challenge PDF download for details on Assessment and Expectations
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