City X is a newly discovered planet, where people have been sent to reside. The people encountered problems that needed to be solved. And that’s where the Grade 4 students came in. They were the engineers and inventors of the new world, enabling the students to create a place that could be inhabited by humans.
These students were given a fictional character in City X, and they had to invent, design, and build something using Minecraft that solves their character’s problem. The issues faced by the citizens of City X were representative of real-world social issues. Their problems related to health, safety, communication, transportation, and more. It was up to the year 4 students to help solve these problems.
The grade 4 followed the engineers design process by:
- identifying the problems by asking questions
- planning a solution
- building the solution
- evaluating the solution and making improvements.
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