• Question: will i get better at science if i play minecraft? smelting iron and that

    Asked by zeldishaw to Michael C, Martin M, Erin P on 15 Mar 2024.
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      Martin McCoustra answered on 15 Mar 2024:

      I wouldn’t know… but playing games is a good way to learn and practice certain soft skills that are often useful supplements to knowledge learned in school.

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      Erin Pallott answered on 18 Mar 2024:

      It might not make you perform better at your science exams, but Minecraft definitely has scientific aspects. The redstone system mimics many real-life electrical components, and I believe it has been used in some schools to help teach students about electrical circuits and engineering.

      While of course, it doesn’t directly translate to real life, it definitely could help with problem-solving skills if you use the features available to create functioning systems with redstone. It’s also a great game to be creative which is another important skill as a scientist.

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      Michael C Macey answered on 2 Apr 2024:

      Video games like Minecraft, Terraria, Kerbal Space Program and even Fallout are all fun ways to play around with some scientific concepts and problem solving – the trick is working out how to go further if you really like a topic!