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Minecraft in the Classroom: Ideas, inspiration, and student projects for teachers by Colin Gallagher

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7.2. Minecraft and Teaching Science

I was catapulted into a huge animal cell in Stephen Elford’s Minecraft world back in March 2013. It was my first time exploring an object at such a vast scale in Minecraft. I thought about the movie Innerspace and all those educational cartoons that shrunk the characters down so you could see what was going on at a microscopic level. There are a vast amount of learning opportunities with such miniature adventures in Minecraft.

Stephen “EduElfie” Elford

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I’m a science and mathematics teacher at a secondary college in Northern Victoria, Australia. I’ve been a teacher for 10 years but a gamer for my entire life. ...

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