8-10 yrs old
11-13 yrs old
14-18 yrs old
Students will explore the concept of artificial intelligence or AI.
October 2, 2020
Coding with Minecraft-9-Artificial intelligence-Presentation
Coding with Minecraft 9-AI-Educator guide
Coding with Minecraft 9-AI-Student workbook
AI Overview Video
All the following lessons are approximately 45-60 minutes, depending on how much time you give students to explore the coding activities.
Lesson A: Introduction to artificial intelligence
Lesson B: Explore intelligent code
Lesson C: Code an intelligent agent
Lesson D: Code a tree hunting agent
Lesson E: Get creative with artificial intelligence
Please review the Coding With Minecraft Educator Preparation Video and Educator Guide attached for additional details.
In this unit, students will explore the concept of artificial intelligence or AI. The art and science of crafting programs that mimic, and even surpass human intelligence, is tremendously important. However, there are also some ethical questions, and fears when it comes to AI. You’ll explore these ideas with your students through discussion and an unplugged activity of creating AI rules for winning tic-tac-toe. The three coding activities create an intelligent agent in Minecraft, like navigating mazes and groves of trees to chop wood. Then in the final lesson, students work in pairs on an independent project to code the agent or builder to intelligently adapt to the Minecraft environment to perform an important task or solve a problem.
By the end of this unit, students will be able to:
Please review the Assessment Guide for additional details.
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