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Newton Mining Co.

All Ages
Published by Joey Glatt  •  Posted 447 days ago
Newton Mining Co. is a MinecraftEdu World built to help teach the basics of physics - primarily the concepts of force, inertia, and momentum - with various pre-built examples followed by an Open Lab Area for assignments and student projects
Science > Physics - Force, Inertia, Momentum
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Average: 5 (3 votes)
World Details and Requirements
Created by: Joey Glatt
World version: 1.0
Supported MinecraftEdu Versions: 1.7.10
World Type: Mission Based, Observation, Puzzle
Tags: Physics, Inertia, Momentum, Examples, Project, Minecarts

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  • computercraftedu

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Description

Newton Mining Co. is a MinecraftEdu World built to help teach and reinforce the basics of physics, in particular the concepts of force, inertia, and momentum. The map is divided into two sections - An area with prebuilt example lessons to demonstrate physics concepts in Minecraft, and an Open Lab area where students can create their own minecart experiments or complete assignments given by the teacher.

(Disclaimer: Minecraft’s physics do not match the real world’s physics 1-to-1. Additionally, there are some characteristics, such as an object’s mass, that cannot be measured in any reliable way in Minecraft. Because of this, Newton Mining Co. should be used as a supplement to regular physics lessons, not as a replacement.)

A few things to keep in mind:

  • This world was created in MinecraftEdu using MinecraftEdu-exclusive blocks. It will NOT work on a regular Minecraft server.
  • The only mod this world uses is ComputerCraftEdu, which comes installed and activated by default when you start using MinecraftEdu. Assuming you never turned it off, you should not have to download any additional mods or make any adjustments to your active mods list to use Newton Mining Co.
  • It is recommended that this map is played in the MinecraftEdu Game Mode, so that students can only build with the blocks they are given in the designated areas.
  • If you have any questions, feedback, or critique, please let me know!
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