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BlockCraft Science: Interactive Minecraft Adventures + Sports Adventures for Grades 4-5

BlockCraft Science: Interactive Minecraft Adventures + Sports Adventures for Grades 4-5

Embark on an exciting journey of discovery with BlockCraft Science: Interactive Minecraft Adventures + Sports Adventures!

This innovative course offers students the unique opportunity to delve into scientific principles within the captivating Minecraft universe. Through virtual hands-on experiments and activities, students will better understand physics, chemistry, and biology, making complex scientific theories more accessible and engaging. This interactive approach deepens their interest in science and bolsters their digital literacy and problem-solving skills. As they navigate Minecraft, students will apply critical thinking to conduct experiments and make discoveries, fostering an innovative learning experience. Along with their scientific exploration, students will participate in various sports activities, developing physical coordination, fitness, and key social skills like teamwork and communication. BlockCraft Science offers a holistic educational experience, skillfully blending technological learning with physical education and social-emotional development, ensuring a summer filled with learning, fun, and teamwork.

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  • Camp Hours: 9AM-3PM
  • After Camp, M-TH: 3PM -6PM*
  • Friday Family Showcase: 2PM-3PM

*Location Dependent. This option will appear after selecting a camp week if this location has it available.

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  • About BlockCraft Science: Interactive Minecraft Adventures + Sports Adventures for Grades 4-5

    This creative course provides students with a special chance to explore scientific concepts inside the enthralling world of Minecraft. With virtual hands-on experiments and tasks, students will gain a deeper comprehension of physics, chemistry, and biology, transforming intricate scientific theories into engaging and understandable lessons. This interactive method enhances their fascination with science while strengthening their digital literacy and problem-solving capabilities. As they traverse through Minecraft, students will employ critical thinking to carry out experiments and uncover new knowledge, promoting a dynamic educational experience.

  • Topics Covered

    • Biodiversity and environmental stewardship.
    • Sustainability practices and practical applications in the world.
    • Renewable energy and conservation.
    • Physics in Minecraft compared to the real world.

  • Enhanced Understanding of Scientific Concepts through Minecraft

    Students will engage in a unique exploration of scientific principles within the Minecraft universe. They will conduct virtual hands-on experiments and activities to learn about physics, chemistry, and biology. This interactive approach makes complex scientific theories more accessible and engaging, deepening students' understanding and interest in scientific concepts.

  • Application of Digital Literacy and Problem-Solving Skills

    Enhance students' digital literacy and problem-solving skills as they navigate and manipulate the Minecraft world to conduct scientific experiments. They will learn to apply critical thinking in a virtual setting, using Minecraft to experiment and discover, fostering an innovative approach to learning science.

  • Physical Development and Team Collaboration

    Students will participate in various sports to develop physical coordination, fitness, and social skills like teamwork, communication, and sportsmanship. This holistic approach supports physical education and social-emotional learning, balancing technological skills with physical and cooperative play.

Sample Schedule

Here’s a sample of what a week in this course could look like. Keep in mind, our experienced instructors will build the camp that is right for your student, and this outline demonstrates some of the key materials and the overall camp experience.

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Monday: Exploring Biodiversity in Minecraft

Dive into the diverse world of living things, learning about biodiversity's importance and creating a Minecraft build that showcases different habitats and the creatures that inhabit them.

Tuesday: Building Sustainable Worlds

Students focus on renewable energy and eco-friendly farming practices, creating an eco-village and sustainable farm in Minecraft, applying concepts of clean energy and conservation.

Wednesday: Conservation Efforts and Clean Energy

Explore ocean conservation and the design of energy-efficient buildings. Students will build a marine conservation area and design an energy-efficient structure in Minecraft, emphasizing the importance of protecting our oceans and reducing energy consumption.

Thursday: Community Engagement and Sustainable Living

Discover the impact of community gardening and sustainable architecture. Students will create their own community garden and incorporate sustainable design principles into their Minecraft buildings, fostering a sense of community and environmental responsibility.

Friday: Physics Experiments in Minecraft

Explore the laws of physics through Minecraft with a focus on gravity and friction. Students will conduct experiments with minecarts and roller coasters, understanding how Minecraft can simulate real-world physics and stimulate curiosity about the natural world.

Course Format

This course is part of a weeklong summer camp running Monday through Friday. Your child will learn in a small group setting on an inspiring university campus from an experienced instructor. An exciting daily schedule balances learning and exploration of this topic with a variety of outdoor and recreational activities within the larger camp setting. Lunch and aftercare options are available based on location.

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At BAM!, our vision for innovative K-8 education extends beyond just curriculum; it encompasses the educators who bring that curriculum to life. Selecting & training our educators is a continuous and meticulous process, ensuring they are not just equipped with subject matter expertise but also the skills to inspire and connect with students on a personal level.

  • 100% adult educators recruited from prestigious universities ( No CITs at BAM!)
  • Highly refined interview and background check process 
  • Extensive training that goes well beyond curriculum & classroom management
  • Ongoing year-round opportunities to teach in our summer camp. After-school, and structured recess programs.

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Upon the conclusion of your child's program, they will be presented with an official Brains & Motion Education certification.