Science Island was designed to allow students of all ages to formulate, test & modify a guess before generating a hypothesis which they believe true!
February 25, 2021
Science Island 2021 - World File
World File for download and use with individual students or small groups of students
Collection of Resources
Science Island Project Title Card
Overview of some experiments
Screen Shot 2
Science Island 2021 - LESSON PLAN
Lesson scope and sequence help
Student Observation and Hypothesis Worksheet - Print This
Print this handout if not using in-game lab book
Scientific Method Graphic
Shows 7 key steps
Can students formulate a hypothesis about Minecraftian Water Behaviour and test that hypothesis in an effective manner?
Can students modify a tested hypothesis supporting it with observations and detailed evidence?
Can students commit to a final hypothesis that they alone or as a team agree is as accurate as possible moving forward following a lab station?
Can students communicate their final hypothesis in written form and explain what they believe to be true?
Students will complete 5 stations which explore water behaviour in Minecraft.
At each station (alone or in groups) they will form a hypothesis for what they think will happen. They will test that hypothesis. Then modify the hypothesis before committing to a final statement they believe to be true.
Their portfolios will be filled with observations, pictures evidence and final hypotheses for each station.
Extension - Students can create a 6th experiment on the undeveloped part of Science Island if their teacher feel this is an essential skill extension.
Extension - Visit some of the famous scientists that line the link between islands to learn more about how they impact society even today with their legendary work.
Complete the 5 stations in order starting at spawn. Capture picture evidence and written details to support final hypotheses for each station.
Submit the portfolio to their teacher and add hypotheses to the Cave of Knowledge
Catch a fish in the Pool of Wisdom for fun at the end.
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