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Ecosystem Guantlet

Ages 7-14
Published by Rick Meyer  •  Posted 379 days ago
This map has 7 different ecosystems with information on each one. The end of the activity is a 7 question quiz that must be answered perfect for the student to get through it.
Science > Earth Science - Ecosystems of Earth
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World Details and Requirements
Created by: Rick Meyer
World version: 1.0
Supported MinecraftEdu Versions: 1.7.10
World Type: Adventure, Mission Based, Observation
Tags: ecosystems, Biomes

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Description

This lesson is great for a culminating activity with an ecosystem unit.  The ecosystems covered are freshwater, saltwater, desert, tundra, grasslands, coniferous forest, deciduous forest, and tropical forest.  In each biome there is a platform the students can stand on and observe what it looks like, along with an information block that has information specific to that biome.  There is a main hub that has teleport blocks to the various biomes, the students visit a biome and then return to the hub to go to the next.  After all 7 teleport stations have been visited, the studetns may proceed to the Ecosystem Guantlet, which is a 7 question quiz.  There is a fence blocking the quiz that must be broken by the teacher to prevent students from going to the quiz too soon.  The quiz is set up so they must answer each question correct to get through all the way.  If a question is missed the student is telported to the correct answer's biome and they must start the quiz again.  The students are free to explore on their own if they make it through to the end.  Here is a YouTube video with an overview that explains the map and how I use it. https://youtu.be/sPbx7CRsReE 

There is a sometimes an issue with students being telported into the middle of a block.  Make sure to allow students the ability to teleport to spawn, so if they do get stuck they can fix themselves. 

Comments

Comments

This looks soo cool, can't wait to use it with my class. I am thinking about having a way to verify each student goes to each area, like having a book to sign when they go to an area or have a code for each area they need to write down. Could I get some help in doing that?

That's a good idea. I could put a code on each info block much like in the World of Humanities map does. If I get that done I will update the map on here. Thanks for the input!

That's a good idea. I could put a code on each info block much like in the World of Humanities map does. If I get that done I will update the map on here. Thanks for the input!

Ok, so as a teacher I can break the wall, any trick on that? This is VERY new to me...

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