Welcome to Skills Miner Home Energy

Inspiring the next generation of engineers to solve sustainability challenges in the home. Home Energy is a single session where learners can replay the lesson to make different choices and achieve a better energy rating.

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Minecraft is one of the world’s most successful games. Meet another of our award-winning Skills Miner games where we harness Minecraft’s popularity to bring engineering to life in a fun and innovative way, uncovering engineering skills through gameplay.

Skills Miner Home Energy

Key Information and Who

Specially-created guides have been developed which align to the National Curriculums for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales to assist teachers.

The game is aimed at 11 to 14 year olds. Skills Miner can be used during lessons, enrichment, or in after school clubs that have Minecraft Education.

We have collaborated with Education Specialists to ensure that the game is built in line with Skills Builder and mapped to Gatsby benchmarks.

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

Players are tasked with upgrading a house in order to increase its sustainability rating, while meeting a budget.

Throughout the game they will discover the pros and cons of the decisions they make while learning about sustainability and climate change.

Skills Miner Home Energy Lesson

Players begin in the Mesolithic Era where they will see how people lived, and learn about how fire was used for food preparation and heat.

They are then "teleported" to today and given the opportunity to consider which improvements will make the most difference for their budget.

The video on the left is the lesson walkthrough, also available on our YouTube channel.

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Home Energy Houses

Home Energy Walkthrough

Our Home Energy lesson is a little bit different. It's just one game.

Learners can replay the single game to improve their score after improving on the homes energy rating by using their budget as they see fit to upgrade the house. 

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Skills Builder Framework

Skills Miner is being mapped to the Skills Builder Essential Skills Framework to provide a comprehensive learning experience.

The essential skills are needed by every young person to succeed in education and future career.

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Gatsby Benchmarks

We have collaborated with Education Specialists to ensure that the game is built in line with the existing curriculum and mapped to 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
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