NanoWOW –Materials Science and Minecraft
All participants will receive a free copy of teaching resources and a virtual tour with your class of an AMBER lab in 2021.
This teacher education webinar brings real world materials science into the primary classroom, using simple circuits to illustrate, and test materials’ conductivity.
This hands-on science experiment links AMBER’s NanoWOW and BetterGeoEdu programmes, where we use a bespoke MineCraft Extension (BetterGeo) to mine for different materials that are conductive, learning about rocks, minerals and the important resources in rechargeable batteries (in mobile phones, laptops) along the way.
This workshop uses real world and virtual environments to explore conductivity through everyday materials and applications in our everyday lives, and highlights the importance of recycling.
This teaching resource is particularly useful for 3rd – 6th class teachers, but all are welcome.