Minecraft Education Edition: Alternative Energy (Sustainability City)

Students explore sustainable energy systems.

Students will… Explore hydropower, wind power, and waste-to-energy. Understand how mechanical and electrical energy play a part in alternative energy. Explore how the energy created at the power plant gives energy back to the community. Learn how landfills can be sustainable using garbage. Explore what happens to recyclable and non-recyclable materials once they leave the home. Understand how non-recyclables can be turned into energy.

Students will be able to…

  • Explain what various sources of alternative energy are and how they work (PE1).
  • Explain the difference between a renewable and non-renewable resource (PE2).
  • Understand how mechanical and electrical energy is used in the production of alternative energy sources (PE3).
  • Argue why people should use an alternative energy source instead of relying solely on fossil fuels (PE4).
  • Understand how landfills can use garbage to be sustainable (PE5).
  • Explain how non-recyclable items can be turned into energy (PE6).


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Energy (Renewable)
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Video Games
Middle School, High School, Educator
6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade
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