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Water Matters Challenge

11-13 yrs old

14-18 yrs old

Science

This learning activity is based on the Smithsonian Institute citizen science theme called "Water Matters", which aim to develop social responsibility.

avatar Submitted By: Jonas Bäckelin

January 10, 2017

Skills

  • Project Based Learning

External References

Video

Screencast from our first try!

Microsoft Educator Community

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Supporting Files

Assessment Rubric


Rubric based on core content in advanced chemistry

Learning Objectives

  • You understand the issues concerning ethics and sustainable development
  • You can create your own model of global environmental change
  • You can assess the validity and limitations of models

Guiding Ideas

Students will use Minecraft in Education to create a realistic model of ocean pollution

Student Activities

We will use a creative worldmap generated with Minecraft to create a model of global environmental change.

Performance Expectations

1. Calculation of and reasoning about equilibrium systems in oceans

2. Reasoning concerning sampling, level of detection, correctness and accuracy, and also systemetic and random sources of error

3. Models and theories as simplifications of reality.

Skills

  • Project Based Learning

External References

Video

Screencast from our first try!

Microsoft Educator Community

This is a Lesson Plan on Microsoft Educator Community

Supporting Files

Assessment Rubric


Rubric based on core content in advanced chemistry