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When we purchased our first Minecraft video game more than two years ago we had no idea how much our kids would be learning with Minecraft, and with Minecraft homeschool ideas taking over the internet, it's no wonder why kids and parents alike have fallen in love with this building game, and why Minecraft games and toys have quickly become the most wanted gifts on children's wish lists this holiday season. Whether you’re looking for an Xbox One S console bundle, additional Minecraft games, or Minecraft toys and collectibles, give them what they want this year! Visit Best Buy to pick up the perfect Minecraft gift for your gamer.
Learning with Minecraft – Minecraft Homeschool Ideas
Minecraft is an exhilarating game where you can build and explore exciting new worlds, explore randomly generated worlds, and build amazing things from the simplest of homes to the grandest of castles. Gamers can play in Creative Mode with unlimited resources, or mine deep in Survival Mode crafting weapons and armor to fend off dangerous mobs. The games are very family-friendly, great for kids, and make the perfect tool for learning STEM subjects and more through play.
Here are some of our favorite STEM Minecraft homeschool ideas for learning with Minecraft, and why you'll feel good about gifting Minecraft games and toys this holiday season.
- Science – From physics, geology, agriculture, raising animals, biometry, and more, the list of science topics that can be explored in Minecraft is long.
- Physics – Learn about acceleration and velocity when you design and build a working rollercoaster.
- Geology – Research different materials used to craft, learn the different characteristics of each material, and where within the earth each material can be found.
- Agriculture – Learn how to care for animals like sheep, pigs, cows, horses, donkeys, dogs, and more, and how to use their resources to craft clothing, textiles, armor, and even how to raise animals for food.
- Biomes – Explore large naturally occurring communities of flora and fauna occupying a major habitat like a forest or tundra.
- Technology and Engineering
- Follow precisely a multistep procedures to carry out experiments and perform technical tasks.
- Ask questions, observe, gather information, and provide logically ordered reasons supported by facts and details.
- Create physical models of objects to make them function as needed to solve problems.
- Math – Operations, Algebraic thinking, Geometry, Measurements, and Data
- Geometry – Model shapes in the world by building from components, compose single shapes to form larger shapes, and create three-dimensional objects.
- Measurement and Data – Measure volume by counting cubes, use multiplication and addition to solving real world mathematical problems and learn to find area and perimeter of objects.
Whether you're looking for an Xbox One S console bundle, additional Minecraft games, or Minecraft toys and collectibles, Best Buy has the perfect gift for your gamer.