New Minecraft game embraces Australia’s mining sector


Australian students will learn about the country’s leading minerals industry and electric car manufacturing with the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) and University of Queensland launch on July 10 of Mine Solar Car Lab – a new game 3D digital for Minecraft education. Editing.

In an Australian first, elementary school students will use the world-famous Minecraft educational platform to work together to collect raw materials, then use the giant machines to build an electric car.

Accessible on Windows 10, iOS and Android devices, teachers and students will collaborate in the Mine Solar Car Lab virtual environment to learn about the various minerals and metals from Australian miners.

The MCA is delighted to announce the launch of this game as part of the industry’s approach to educating young Australians about Australia’s innovative and technology-driven minerals sector.

Minecraft is the best-selling video game of all time. As of May 2019, over 176 million copies had been sold across all platforms, and it has won numerous awards and accolades. Since its release in 2011, it has amassed 91 million players worldwide.

By presenting students with a modern electric car in a collaborative and interactive way, Mine Solar Car Lab aims to get them interested in how electric cars are built and spark their interest in learning more about this rapidly changing industry.

In the game, students visit the Fictional Institute of Voltaic Propulsion, a research center filled with researchers and huge machines. They are tasked with extracting and collecting the raw materials used to build the main parts of an electric car, then inserting them correctly into machines that will combine them into the finished components via an abstract version of an auto factory.

Transformational educational tools such as the Mine Solar Car Lab will also provide Australian students with the opportunity to expand their skills in computer science, an increasingly important part of the world’s leading modern Australian minerals sector.

This valuable new educational resource was built and designed by the University of Queensland and funded by Mining Education Australia and the MCA.

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