Chemical Reactions with Rebekah Pettit

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Description

What Will I Learn?

  • Critical thinking

About Course

Identify examples of common chemical reactions that occur in the real world and use Minecraft mechanics to demonstrate chemical reactions.

Next Generation Standards Covered

  • Students will identify examples of common chemical reactions that occur in the real world and use Minecraft mechanics to demonstrate chemical reactions.
  • Students will understand that chemical reactions do not have to happen in a chemistry laboratory.
  • Students should understand that chemistry happens during natural and human activities.
  • MS-PS1-2. Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred.

Guiding ideas

Chemical reactions are occurring all the time, and chemistry has been used to manufacture many objects and materials that we are familiar with.

  1. What reactions can we demonstrate with Minecraft?
  2. What chemical reactions can you demonstrate with Minecraft?
  3. What examples of prehistoric people using chemistry can you think off?
  4. What natural examples of chemistry are there?

Student activities

Students will play Minecraft in a free and open fashion (in survival mode), whilst thinking about what chemical reactions might be going on during their creative and (possibly) destructive gameplay.

Performance expectations

 

Age level

  • 11 – 13 years old  
  • 14 – 18 years old 

Requirements

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