Minecraft Education Edition: Solar Panel Setback (Study the International Space Station)

Students will explore solar panels.

Students will explore how solar energy powers the ISS. They will also understand how robotic tools help astronauts fix items in space.

Formative Assessments:

• Informal observation by teacher during class/student discussions • Informal observation by teacher during Mission X: Crew Assembly and solar oven activities • Students will use the camera to take images to put into a book and quill explaining their process. They should also take a screenshot of their code to share. • Students should use the camera to take images to put into a book and quill explaining their process. They should also take a screenshot of their code to share.

Summative Assessments:

• Student evidence of learning with book and quill downloads and coding screenshots o These can be placed in OneNote, PowerPoint, curated in Wakelet, etc. As an extension to this lesson, if students can find their way outside of the ISS in the Minecraft world, they can try to code a solution to replacing the solar panels using their agent.

 

 

 

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Science Topics
Energy (Renewable), International Space Station & Research in Space
Technology Topics
Video Games
Engineering Topics
Aerospace, Robotics
K-6, Middle School, Educator
3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

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