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Teaching Scientific Concepts Using a Virtual World--Minecraft
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Teaching Science Volume 58, Number 3, ISSN 1449-6313

Abstract

Minecraft is a multiplayer sandbox video game based in a virtual world modeled on the real world. Players are able to build and craft everyday items using blocks. The cubic geometry of Minecraft lends itself to the teaching of various academic subjects. Minecraft also has a functioning ecology, with chemistry and physics aspects interwoven within the game that can be used to develop the scientific literacy of players. Here I describe various key scientific and mathematical concepts that are able to be modelled with the game for use in the classroom. (Contains 6 figures.)

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Short, D. (2012). Teaching Scientific Concepts Using a Virtual World--Minecraft. Teaching Science, 58(3), 55-58. Retrieved April 8, 2020 from .

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