Minecraft Education Edition: Plants vs. Gravity (Study the International Space Station)

Students learn about how gravity affects plants.

Students learn about how gravity affects plants on Earth as well as in space. They then participate in a hands-on planting experiment.

Learning Objectives

1. understand how gravity affects plant growth on Earth and in space a. NGSS 3-PS2-1

2. design and build a space container in Minecraft for astronauts to grow plants in a. NGSS 3-5-ETS1-2 b. NGSS 3-5-ETS1-3

3. conduct an experiment to determine how gravity affects the directions of root growth on Earth a. NGSS 3-LS4-4



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Science Topics
Botany, Force (Gravitational), International Space Station & Research in Space
Technology Topics
Video Games
K-6, Middle School, Educator
3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

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