Hunt – MinecraftEdu – Building Sustainable Homes

Creating Sustainable Homes in MinecraftEdu

Hunt – 6th Grade Science Academy 

Lesson plan modified from Minecraft Education Edition Lesson Plan Bank

Day 1

Today students will research the causes of desertification and soil erosion as well as solutions to this problem. 

  1. Students will also load MinecraftEdu onto their laptops in preparation for tomorrow’s design and work session.
  2. Students will view 
    1. Reversing Land Degradation and Desertification
    2. Desertification: What are the Causes?
    3.  “Making the Right Choice for your Environmentally Sustainable Home.”             
    4. Going Green: Eco-Friendly Homebuilding Tips                                                               
    5. What Does Green Building Look Like?
  3. We will discuss and brainstorm solutions for reversing desertification and ways to design and build sustainable homes and land.     
  4. Students will complete a Cornell Notes sheet in preparation for their design and build in Minecraft.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Day 2

  1. Students will work in groups to design and create an environmentally sustainable plot of land with an environmentally sustainable home or business.
  2. Students will create their building with at least five environmentally-friendly and sustainable features.                                          
  3. Students will create at least three features on the land outside to support the sustainability.
  4. Students will present their world as a group.                                                                                      
  5. Students will be able to describe the features inside and outside the structure and how they contribute to sustainability.

Sustainable Structure Minecraft Challenge Directions

Sustainable Structure Minecraft Challenge Rubric