Thursday, 29 August 2013

Quest #11 Zoo

Build a zoo in Minecraft.

Zoologists study animals and all parts of their lives, including their habitats, habits and anatomy.
Take a screenshot of your zoo; label it and make it into your zoo map.

Remember to send us your zoo map with an explanation of what creatures are found where, plus some information about them, their features, habitats, behaviours and food.

Are zoos good or bad?    Read these opinions: easy - medium - hardest.

What is your opinion?  Tell us on our wall below.

Monday, 19 August 2013

Quest #10 Treehouse

Build a treehouse, and of course a tree to to hold it.

Minecraft has four different types of trees – oak trees, spruce trees, birch trees and jungle trees.

Challenge: What type of tree is a Minecraft jungle tree in real life?

Here is a poem about a beech tree, how could you add a poem into your treehouse?

Thanks for your awesome treehouse Nicholas.

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Quest #9 Floating Island

Floating Island
Build a floating island.  
A Google image search will inspire you with many different designs.

In The Avatar they had floating islands called the Hallelujah Mountains, and the animation Castle in the Sky has a huge castle on a floating island.

What makes these floating islands able to ignore gravity?  
Try this defying gravity experiment at home.

Please send us a screenshot of your floating island, or photos of your science experiment.
Leave a comment telling us about your experiment.

Here are some of mine on my MindcraftKids server.

Monday, 5 August 2013

Quest #8 Chess

CHESS - the "Game of Thrones" or the game of kings it what chess is sometimes called, because for many centuries it was played mostly by the nobility.

In Minecraft design and build a chess board including all the chess pieces.

Maths Challenge
1. How many squares are on a chessboard?  
2. Can you see the pattern in the results?
In the comments, leave your answer along with a screenshot of your chess board and I will send you the answer.

Maths Challenge based on Mark Warner's maths problem solving ideas.

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Quest #7 Castles

Castle (from the Latin word: castellum)

Last week we designed playgrounds, which got me thinking about bouncy castles . . . my point being everyone loves castles, yet there are so many types to build.

Research castles: Easiest - Easy - Medium - Hard (reading levels)

Castles have some common features designed for different purposes, which will you use and why?

What is are some synonyms for castle?  
Send a screenshot of your castle to telling us about your design.

* Do you want to know how to make a screenshot when playing Minecraft?  Click here.

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by Benjamin from Parkvale School

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