Unofficial Minecraft STEM Lab for Kids
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Unofficial Minecraft STEM Lab for Kids : Family-Friendly Projects for Exploring Concepts in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

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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, collaborative 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.

Just a few of the exciting things 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.

The popular Lab for Kids series features a growing list of books that share hands-on activities and projects on a wide host of topics, including art, astronomy, clay, geology, math, and even how to create your own circus-all authored by established experts in their fields. Each lab contains a complete materials list, clear step-by-step photographs of the process, as well as finished samples. The labs can be used as singular projects or as part of a yearlong curriculum of experiential learning. The activities are open-ended, designed to be explored over and over, often with different results. Geared toward being taught or guided by adults, they are enriching for a range of ages and skill levels. Gain firsthand knowledge on your favorite topic with Lab for Kids.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 216 x 216 x 15.24mm | 498.95g
  • United States
  • English
  • 200 color photos
  • 1631594834
  • 9781631594830
  • 8,341

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This book is amazing on so many levels. It really knows how to draw the kids into it and capture their interest. The book walks the reader through fascinating labs that you can do in Minecraft, thereby utilizing the computerized world as an educational platform. But, then it also has really cool labs to do in the real world. * KellysThoughtsOnThings.com * If you have multiple Minecraft lovers in your household, it should be able to withstand several read-throughs. * Christ Centered Gamer * This is so cool! This [book has] hands on activities (not touching the screen) to make science connections to Minecraft. * Teacher Tech with Alice Keeler * The book is simply amazing, and teachers will find a chart in the back of the book with how each project relates to Classroom Standards. But parents and camp instructors (like me) are going to find this book an invaluable resource for using Minecraft to teach (or sneak in) some real-world projects and hands-on activities. * GeekDad * This is a great book for encouraging Minecraft-obsessed kids to try something different in the game and getting them involved in STEM in the real-world too. * GeekMom * One of the main things that I like about this book is that each of the six chapters begins with an activity that is completed without the use of a digital device. Next come related activities in the creative mode of Minecraft. [...] Recommended. * School Library Connection * Perfect for memorable family nights or sensational classroom fun, guided quests and labs encourage creative thinking and collaborative communication with dozens of activities designed to engage children, teens, and adults, both on- and offline. * Foreword Reviews, starred review *
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About John Miller

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. John is a contributor to Minecraft in the Classroom (Peachpit Press, 10/14). He lives in Paso Robles, California.

Chris Fornell Scott's work focuses on classroom culture and environment design. 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.
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