Using Minecraft To Design Fairground Rides

Our Year 6 children have recently started on their new Design and Technology project which is Fairground Rides. I thought that Minecraft would be a great app to use as part of the process towards building their own rides. The children had already examined existing fairground rides and designed their own in paper.

Minecraft was useful for the children to be able to build prototypes of their rides. In effect, they couldimage image image

see their designs come to life in 3D. This also helped them to decide whether they needed to make any changes to their designs.

The children has to think about the physics of their rides such as how to make a carousel turn as well as the relative dimensions of the different parts of their rides. Many of the children went on to build other rides, experimenting with their design skills.

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