Unofficial Minecraft STEM Lab for Kids

Family-Friendly Projects for Exploring Concepts in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

by John Miller and Chris Fornell Scott

Book Publication Date: 24/04/2018

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Minecraft + STEM = an unstoppable force for fun and learning!

In Unofficial Minecraft STEM Lab for Kids, you’ll find a collection of 48 creative projects that make learning science, technology, engineering, and math exciting for the whole family. Venture off on six action-packed Quests, each with four unique Labs that pair a hands-on activity with an in-game project.

Here’s just a sampling of what you’ll create and learn about: Concoct glow-in-the-dark slime; Grow pipe cleaner snowflakes; Design and build a model Martian habitat; Mix milk and soap to create 'fireworks'; Make a working volcano; Create an electromagnet

In-game projects: Craft a laboratory to serve as your in-game headquarters; Carve a crystal ice castle; Construct a working dam; Design and use a custom teleporter; Build an underwater oceanographic field station

Start with a lesson on terminology and game play, learn how to document Lab activities with sketch noting, and meet five leading Minecraft experts who share how their experiences with the game have contributed to their success.

Enjoy Minecraft together - and harness its powerful potential for learning - with Unofficial Minecraft STEM Lab for Kids!

ISBN:
9781631594830
9781631594830
Category:
Space (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Book
Publication Date:
24-04-2018
Language:
English
Publisher:
Quarto Publishing Group USA
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
144
Dimensions (mm):
216x216x12.7mm
Weight:
0.5kg
John Miller

John Miller holds multiple and single subject credentials in history and science. He has been a middle school teacher for over 20 years and has taught every subject in grades 6-8.

He also holds a Masters degree from San Diego State University in Educational Technology and Instructional Design and is a Google Certified Teacher, San Luis Obispo County CUE (Computer Using Educators) Board President, and a CUE Lead Learner.

John is a featured presenter at conferences and workshops around the country. He loves teaching 21st-century skills to his students, and his passions include student blogging, e-learning, Minecraft in the classroom, photography, Apple, and Google. John is a contributor to Minecraft in the Classroom (Peachpit Press, 10/14). He lives in Paso Robles, California.

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