Minecraft: Alternative Energy

Explore Sustainable Energy Systems


In this lesson, students will be able to explore hydropower, wind power, and waste-to-energy. Students will understand how mechanical and electrical energy play a part in alternative energy and explore how the energy created at the power plant gives energy back to the community. Students will also learn how landfills can be sustainable using garbage, explore what happens to recyclable and non-recyclable materials once they leave the home and understand how non-recyclables can be turned into energy.


  • Explain what various sources of alternative energy are and how they work
  • Explain the difference between a renewable and non-renewable resource
  • Understand how mechanical and electrical energy is used in the production of alternative energy sources
  • Argue why people should use an alternative energy source instead of relying solely on fossil fuels
  • Understand how landfills can use garbage to be sustainable
  • Explain how non-recyclable items can be turned into energy

Curriculum Connections Summary

  • Ontario - Mathematics - Algebra (Coding) & Science
  • Quebec - Science
  • New Brunswick - Science
  • Nova Scotia - ICT & Science
  • Alberta - CTF & Science
  • British Columbia - ADST & Science
  • Manitoba - Science
  • Prince Edward Island - Science
  • Saskatchewan - Science
  • Newfoundland & Labrador - Science
  • Yukon Territories - Follow's B.C.'s Curriculum
  • Northwest Territories - Follows Alberta's Curriculum
  • Nunavut - Follows Alberta's Curriculum

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Minecraft: Education Edition
Minecraft: Education Edition

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