Minecraft Build Challenge: Photosynthesis and Respiration

I have found that Minecraft, as an educational tool, is very effective in helping students understand science concepts. When students are tasked with a “Minecraft Build Challenge” in my classroom, they are required to demonstrate modeling skills, solve problems, practice engineering principles, and have fun. Though the ‘fun’ part is what the students see first, […]

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Cells are Cool! Gun Cells

As a seventh grade science teacher, one of my least favorite things to hear from students is, “why do I have to learn this?” Usually this phrase is said with a tone of voice that hints at boredom. One of the major units this phrase pops up most is ‘cells’. In biology, cells are the […]

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Natural History Museum of Video Game Characters Metroids Exhibit 2: Metroids A to Z

[Enjoy our exhibit background music courtesy of OC Remix! Song Title: “The Loneliest Bounty Hunter in the Universe” Remixer: Pyrus. Composers: Kenji Yamamoto and Minako Hamano. ] Missed the First Exhibit? Click on the link below to see our opening Metroid Exhibit! Metroids A to Z What started as a brilliant solution for an ancient […]

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