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Transcript of KIS Minecraft
We are learning to:
research, plan and design a community on Minecraft
create a 3D model effectively using creative design elements
What is Minecraft?
Minecraft is a sandbox game where you dig (mine) and build (craft) different kinds of three-dimensional blocks. These blocks are used to create structures, cities and tools to collect more resources. It is possible to build nearly anything in Minecraft. You can build a ...
a roller coaster
or a ship
The Evolution of Minecraft
Minecraft was created in 2009 by a Swedish game programmer called Markus Person, also called as "Notch".
Check out some these amazing Minecraft creations.
It took just a couple of nights for its creator to build this cathedral.
This Minecraft cyber guitar can play 10 basic chords.
You can find lots of fun things in Olann Island: a casino, carousels, boats, roller coasters and a lot more.
A recreation of Minas Tirith from the Lord of the Rings.
A spot-on replica of the world famous boat, the "RMS Titanic".
This replica of Disneyland comes packed with rides.
Minecraft in Education
Minecraft's simple scalable virtual environment can be an excellent tool to engage students in their learning. It can have huge educational benefits for children and can help teach numerous subjects.
Illustrate reading comprehension by visualising through Minecraft. Recreate settings, scenes or plot events from a text.
Practice measurements, ratio & proportion to build scale models.
Re-create a grid drawing out of Minecraft blocks.
Build tracks and use Minecarts to understand relationship between force, mass and acceleration.
Create or explore famous and historical real-life buildings.
Build signs or information blocks to narrate your story in Minecraft.
Use redstone circuitry and note blocks to play music.
Players must collect resources, build structures, battle mobs & manage hunger.
can die & will need to eat
Players can easily create & destroy structures.
Cannot die & do not need to eat.
Can browse & get any block in the game.
Game mode intended for player-created maps.
Can die and needs to eat.
Cannot place or destroy blocks.
Combines survival & creative mode
do not need to eat
The crafting window is where all item building in Minecraft takes place. All kinds of tools and decorations can be created by combining items in specific order. The inventory window has a small 2x2 grid that you can use to create very basic items.
A bigger crafting box, however, is needed to make any of the useful tools. By crafting a work bench, you gain access to a 3x3 grid.
Ore blocks - used for decoration or to store minerals
Glowstone blocks - emits light
TNT - creates a
Wool - can be
harvested from sheeps
Stairs - allows for
Slabs - half a
Axe - chops wood
Pickaxe - used to mine
stone and minerals
Shovel - digs through
sand, dirt & gravel faster
Hoe - till dirt to prepare
Bucket - carries water,
lava or milk
Compass - points to
the spawn point
Clock - tells the time
of the day
Fishing rod - used to
Shears - used to pick up
leaf blocks & harvest wool
Flint & steel - creates
Lead - Used to tie
passive mob to a fence
Wooden planks - used as a building material or for crafting
Sticks - used as a handle for tools, weapons & for torches, arrows, signs, letters and fences
Torches - used for light
Crafting table - allows to build
more complicated recipes
Furnace - used for smelting and
Chest - provides storage for items
Food is essential to a player's survival in Minecraft. Food when eaten restores hunger points and saturation points. A Survival Mode player must eat food items regularly, or they will begin losing health and die soon after.
Redstone is a flat transparent block which can transmit power. It is the Minecraft equivalent of electricity. It can be used to activate devices such as doors & gates, lamps, pistons, TNTs, note blocks and minecart rails.
Animals and monsters in Minecraft are known as mobs. Mobs are affected by environment the same way as the player (e.g. catch on fire, fall, drown, attack by weapons, etc).
Enchanting is a way to make magic armor, weapons
and tools. It improves an item's existing abilities. An item can be enchanted by using an enchantment table or an anvil.