EducationHanover MAMinecraft Academy – Challenge Session 1
DATES: Mondays, November 28–January 9
This 6 week program is designed to help your child use creativity, teamwork, and problem solving skills to complete educational challenges using minecraft!
Week 1: Build A Tree House – Work individually or in teams to create your own treehouse. Try to create a functional shelter within the branches of a nearby tree. Challenge yourself by setting a time limit. Don’t forget a ladder or stairs to get in!
Week 2: Bridge Builders – Children collaborate using their knowledge of bridges and symmetry to construct realistic bridges across the ravine in Minecraft.
Week 3: Gone Fishing! – Grab your fishing rod and head out onto the water! Use this Minecraft world to get started tracking your fishing successes.
Week 4: Physics Coaster – Demonstrate the first law of thermodynamics by using the transfer of potential energy to kinetic energy with a minecart roller coaster! Create your own track and identify points at which a car has maximum kinetic energy and maximum potential energy.
Week 5: The Labyrinth – Create your own labyrinth in Minecraft then have your partner try to navigate their way through. Look up examples of labyrinths. Work with a partner. Each create your own labyrinth in Minecraft. Switch to survival and have your partner try to navigate their way through.
Week 6: My Machine – Investigate cause and effect relationships. Explore and dissect the machines in this world then create your own project, stating your goal and creating a machine to achieve the intended result.