Workshop with Minecraft
This web site was prepared as supplementary materials of the poster presentation below.
Report on science classes and a workshop for teen students to learn geography and geology using Minecraft (EGU2020-12516)
Iwahashi, J., Nishioka, Y., Kawabata, D., Ando, A., Okada, S., and Shiraishi, T.: Report on science classes and a workshop for teen students to learn geography and geology using Minecraft, EGU General Assembly 2020, Online, 4–8 May 2020, EGU2020-12516, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-12516, 2020
Workshop 1 (for Minecraft Education Edition users)
This game is set in a real-life middle school in Sendai city, Japan, and was created to help players learn about the geological history of the area.
In order to play this game, you will need a Minecraft Education Edition account.
Here is the data used in the actual class in March 2019. This game will take about 30 minutes. Players must collect armor according to the number of correct answers, and finally fight the vindicator.
This is a simple version of the game that was modified based on the results of the questionnaire. There are no battle or monster elements. Players can choose their answers repeatedly, allowing them to think long. This game will take about 20 minutes.
To use the downloaded data, please unzip the data and import it (.mcworld)
Workshop 2 (for Minecraft JAVA edition users)
This workshop is in two stages.
1) Learning of relationships between landforms and natural disasters.
2) Experience to make better choices by yourselves, considering various conditions (although there is no correct answer) – Using Minecraft to build a house, buildings, or town.
The model of the terrain in this game is a certain area of Aichi Prefecture in Japan, but the terrain height and landform elements have been heavily edited to make the landform easier to understand, so please consider it a fictional area.
In order to play this game, you will need a Minecraft JAVA Edition account.
Once you've unzipped the downloaded data, first, please read and observe the PDF material carefully. Then please start crafting!
How to use the Minecraft JAVA data:
1) Please press the Windows key + R, and type %appdata%\.minecraft on the dialog.
2) A folder will open. Please copy the downloaded data (a folder) to the “.minecraft/saves” directory.
3) Please select v.1.12.2 and start your Minecraft, then select “Single Play”. The data will be found.
This work was supported by JSPS KAKENHI Grant Numbers JP18K18548.
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