Green Energy City from InnoEnergy

Welcome!

Welcome to Green Energy City, a virtual world powered by renewable energy! From battery tech to solar power, discover the fundamentals of sustainable energy in this immersive learning experience created by BlockWorks in collaboration with InnoEnergy Skills Institute.

The content for this innovative educational platform has been provided by InnoEnergy Skills Institute. Explore, learn, and become a champion of green energy in Green Energy City!

About

Green Energy City is a Minecraft world that introduces and familiarizes students with battery technology and solar power. A series of puzzles, minigames and build activities provides a fun and engaging way of learning key concepts of sustainable energy. The world is available to download for free through the Minecraft Marketplace, and there is a classroom version for Minecraft Education, accompanied by lesson plans.

Overview

The Battery Lab

Start here to get an introduction to batteries: learn about their history, key components, and how they work.

The Battery Zone

Learn about the different types of batteries and their uses, the flow of current, and series and parallel circuits.

The Solar Zone

Follow the path of a photon from the sun to a solar panel, and discover how that can be turned into electricity.

Learning Objectives

The Battery Lab provides an overview of the basics of battery technology, whilst the Battery and Solar Zones each contain 5 different activities to develop and test students’ knowledge.

Get started
(Education Edition)

Minecraft Education is free to schools via Microsoft 365 for Education. To play Green Energy City in the classroom, your school will need to have Minecraft Education installed. If you don't know whether you have access, please ask your IT Department.

Minecraft Education is also available for clubs, camps, homeschoolers, and families and individuals through Microsoft 365. Please refer to the links at the end of this page for information on how to get started based on your organization.

Step 1

Step 1

Download Minecraft Education to your device.

Step 2

Step 2

Download the Green Energy City world and lesson plans from the Minecraft Education website.

Step 3

Step 3

Start teaching and playing with Green Energy City!

Free Lesson Plans

We have prepared 11 lesson plans that teachers and parents can use to teach their learners about sustainable energy. These lesson plans are available for free download from the Minecraft Education website.

Battery Lesson 0: Welcome to the Battery Lab!
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In this lesson, students explore the history of batteries, the components of a battery, and how batteries work.

Battery Lesson 2: Electron Power
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In this lesson, students learn about the flow and role of electrons in a battery. In the activity, students complete the journey of an electron from anode to cathode.

Battery Lesson 3: Power Unleashed
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In this lesson, students explore the different types of batteries in use today and the advantages and disadvantages of each. They apply what they’ve learned about the various types of batteries in a matching activity.

Battery Lesson 4: Volts and Watts and Amps, Oh My!
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In this lesson, students explore and learn to calculate volts, watts, and amps in batteries. They also learn differences between series and parallel circuits.

Battery Build 1: Powercraft: Mastering Battery Construction
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In this build activity, students will construct a cross-section of a battery. They must determine the flow of electrons from anode to cathode and label the parts of the battery and the path of the electrons.

Battery Build 2: Sustainable Energy Station
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In this build activity, students learn how energy storage facilities harvest their energy from renewable sources such as the wind and sun. They exercise their creativity by building a charging station that uses clean energy (solar panels) and is aesthetically pleasing.

Solar Lesson 1: Renewable or Non-renewable...That's the Question
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In this lesson, students learn about renewable and non-renewable energy sources. They will gain an understandng of the benefits and drawbacks of the various energy sources and when each should be used.

Solar Lesson 2: Solar Trip
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In this lesson, students take a trip from the sun to a solar panel and beyond by interacting with photons and electrons in the game. They will discover common misconceptions about solar energy and gain an understanding of Earth’s energy budget (absorption vs. reflection).

Solar Lesson 3: Staying Sustainable
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In this lesson, students learn about the process of mining raw materials used in the creation of solar panels and the proper construction of solar panels.

Solar Build 1: Solar Energy Models
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In this build activity, students learn how solar energy gets from the sun to Earth and design a model in Minecraft that demonstrates how solar energy is converted into electricity and stored in a battery.

Solar Build 2: Solar Unique!
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In this build activity, students will explore groundbreaking solar panel designs from around the globe and design their own solar power panel model in Minecraft, using what they will have learned about placement and energy collection along with their own creativity.

Get started
(Bedrock Edition)

Coming soon!

Follow these simple steps to enter Green Energy City. If you already have Minecraft Bedrock Edition, then simply search for and download ‘Green Energy City’ from the Minecraft Marketplace.

Step 1

Step 1

Purchase and download Minecraft Bedrock Edition on your device.

Step 2

Step 2

Open the Minecraft Marketplace (bottom of the main menu).

Step 3

Step 3

Search for ‘Green Energy City’ by BlockWorks.

Step 4

Step 4

Download the world for free and start playing!

Get in touch

If you have any questions, feel free to send us a message.

InnoEnergy Co-funded by the European Union 2

NOT AN OFFICIAL MINECRAFT PRODUCT. NOT APPROVED BY OR ASSOCIATED WITH MOJANG.

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