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Challenge 4: Minecraft Scientist World


Using the facts you have learnt about your chosen Scientist, your challenge is to create a Minecraft world with a scenario that your Scientist would be found in.  You will then add NPC’s (Non-Player Characters) to your world that will explain facts about your Scientist.


Example scenarios could be (you may have multiple scenarios):


  • University campus

  • in a research lab where they discovered an element

  • a hospital where they cured a disease

  • in their hometown

  • an awards evening where they won a Nobel prize.



Advanced Ideas:


Create an immutable world that a visitor will drop into.


  • Make your world even more interesting by asking questions that they need to answer throughout the journey using a book and quill


  • Perhaps players need to craft, create elements r solve puzzles before they move on to another room?


  • Challenge players to use the camera to document their journey.



You can find out how to add these features by checking out some advanced tutorial here:



Completed Minecraft World:


When you have finished your Minecraft World you will need to create a video walk-through of your world. You can then use Spark Video to upload it and then share the video to your webpage J



Don’t forget to export your World when you are finished and save it to your PC, Mac or iPad.



Creating a link for your completed world and putting it on your Web Page


When you have exported your world you can then upload it to the link below.


Click the following link:


It will open the ‘Year 6 Scientist Worlds’ folder in OneDrive.


The password is birchgrove6


When the folder is open. Create  folder and rename it with your name. Select your new folder and then upload your Minecraft World. You can then share and copy the url of your World and put it on your Webpage.



An step-by-step guide of how to upload your Minecraft World and share it can be found here:

Challenge 3: Element Scavenger Hunt


Matter is made of smaller parts called atoms. All natural and synthetic materials are composed of elements (individual atoms), molecules, or compounds.


Many materials have similar elemental compositions but different properties. For example most stone-like materials are composed of silicon and oxygen. Whilst living things are largely carbon, oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen.


In Minecraft, the material reducer can be used to see what elements form common materials. This is similar to real word instruments used to measure the elemental composition of materials.


Challenge 3:


Your challenge is to download the Scavenger Hunt World and open it in Minecraft. Then you need to use the material reducer to find as many materials as you can that contain oxygen!


Once you have confirmed that the Minecraft block contain oxygen, you should add the block to one of the picture frames. Once completed you can make new frames and find other elements.


Download the Scavenger World here.