Unofficial Minecraft STEM Lab for Kids

Unofficial Minecraft STEM Lab for Kids by John Miller and Chris Fornell Scott

Family-Friendly Projects for Exploring Concepts in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

Format: Paperback / softback, 144 Pages
ISBN: 9781631594830
Publisher: Quarry Books
Series: Lab Series
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Minecraft + STEM = An unstoppable force for fun and learning!
In Unofficial Minecraft STEM Lab for Kids, you’ll find a collection of 48 creative projects that make learning science, technology, engineering, and math exciting for the whole family. Venture off on six action-packed Quests, each with four unique Labs that pair a hands-on activity with an in-game project.

Here’s just a sampling of what you’ll create and learn about:

Hands-on activities: 
Concoct glow-in-the-dark slime
Grow pipe cleaner snowflakes
Design and build a model Martian habitat
Mix milk and soap to create “fireworks”
Make a working volcano
Create an electromagnet

In-game projects:
Craft a laboratory to serve as your in-game headquarters
Carve a crystal ice castle
Construct a working dam
Design and use a custom teleporter
Build an underwater oceanographic field station

Start with a lesson on terminology and gameplay, learn how to document Lab activities with sketchnoting, and meet five leading Minecraft experts who share how their experiences with the game have contributed to their success.
Enjoy Minecraft together -- and harness its powerful potential for learning -- with Unofficial Minecraft STEM Lab for Kids!

John Miller holds multiple and single subject credentials in history and science. He has been a middle school teacher for over 20 years and has taught every subject in grades 6-8. He also holds a Masters degree from San Diego State University in Educational Technology and Instructional Design and is a Google Certified Teacher, San Luis Obispo County CUE (Computer Using Educators) Board President, and a CUE Lead Learner. John is a featured presenter at conferences and workshops around the country. He loves teaching 21st-century skills to his students, and his passions include student blogging, e-learning, Minecraft in the classroom, photography, Apple, and Google. The co-author of Unofficial Minecraft Lab for Kids and Unofficial Minecraft STEM Lab for Kids, John is also a contributor to Minecraft in the Classroom (Peachpit Press, 10/14). He lives in Paso Robles, California.

Chris Fornell Scott works to design the classroom culture and environment. The co-author of Unofficial Minecraft Lab for Kids and Unofficial Minecraft STEM Lab for Kids, he is also an authorized Google Education Trainer, Google Certified Teacher, President of Santa Barbara CUE, CUE Lead Learner and a CK-12 Champion. He loves using Design Thinking, Agile project management process in the class, and seeing his students enter the flow of learning. He loves to help others in their educational journey. You'll find Chris at conferences around the world presenting on classroom culture, technology, and design. He lives in Santa Maria, California.

Format: Paperback / softback, 144 Pages
ISBN: 9781631594830
Series: Lab Series
Illustrations: 200 color photos
Size: 8.5 in x 8.5 in / 215.9 mm x 215.9 mm