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Skills Miner Home Energy

Interactive and educational Minecraft game to play in the classroom: hand over some cash to a 12-14 year old and let them choose the most sustainable heating system for their home!

Skills Miner Home Energy

Uncover engineering skills through gameplay with Enginuity's latest game!

Skills Miner Home Energy encourages the development of green engineering skills through a familiar, domestic world which poses power and energy challenges.

Give your students a budget and challenge them to make their house the most energy efficient in the classroom.

They can choose between options they may know about such as low energy lighting and insulation, to technologies that might be new to them such as heat pumps or hydrogen boilers. Throughout the game they will discover the pros and cons of the decisions they make while learning about sustainability and climate change.

Can they beat our best score of 81? If they do, get in touch with us because we'd love to meet the engineers of the future!

Capacity

Minimum of 5 participants, maximum of 30 participants.

Cost

Free

Dates and location

Digital experience designed to be delivered in-school during the school year.

 

Learning outcomes

  • Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects

  • Improve attainment and progress in STEM subjects

  • Learning what the engineering workplace is like

  • Develop engineering employability skills

  • Improve awareness and aspirations for STEM-related study and careers

  • Challenge stereotypes by showing the diversity of disciplines, people and skills involved in engineering

Subjects and topics

    • Computing
    • Engineering
    • Maths
    • Physics
    • Energy and environment
    • General engineering
    • Materials, products and manufacturing
    • Structures, construction and civil engineering

Gatsby benchmarks

The Gatsby benchmarks are a framework for good careers guidance for schools across all of England and in some areas across the rest of the UK. This experience helps your school to reach the following benchmarks:

  • Learning from career and labour market information
  • Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Encounters with employers and employees
  • Experiences of workplaces

Essential skills

The essential skills every young person needs to succeed in education and their future career. Find out more at the Skills Builder Partnership. This experience builds the following skills:

  • Aiming high - the ability to set clear, tangible goals and devise a robust route to achieving them.

  • Problem solving - the ability to find a solution to a complex situation or challenge.

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