Building Animal Habitats in Minecraft

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The third graders have been excited to begin building their animal zoo habitats in Minecraft! Over the past three weeks we have been doing inquiry based activities to build questions about what we need to know about the habitats. Then students have been using the internet to research answers.  Today the students began work in Minecraft in creative mode with “Steve” serving as a zookeeper that is going to build the habitat!  Students needed to find a good location and put the proper materials in their inventory before they started to build.

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I was pleased to see many students going online to find more information about their animal and its habitat as they were building.

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This student is trying to discover what kind of plants tigers like. He discovered they like thick low growing plants they can hide in.

We will be continuing to work on building our habitats over the next few weeks!

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