Game Based Learning

At Zaniac, we use Minecraft and Kerbal Space Program (KSP) as a tool to teach real world math, science, and technology skills. Minecraft and Kerbal Space Program reinforce math concepts and introduce students to physical and life sciences. Kids learn with their peers in a fun, team format while developing critical reasoning skills. Enroll
gbl Fall 2015

Solve STEAM challenges and collaborate with friends!

All Courses Feature

  • Classes meet 90 minutes once a week for six weeks
  • Low ratio of 5 students or less per instructor
  • Use Zaniac’s custom- configured MinecraftEdu server
  • Trade Crafting tips and learn new techniques
  • Personal progress emails after every class from your instructor
  • Peer-based instruction and a fun atmosphere — Learn and build with friends
  • For grades K-8

Become a Master!

Really love Game-Based Learning: MinecraftTM? Expand your skills by participating in our Mastery Progression program where you advance through the listed courses to earn a Certificate of Mastery!

Earn a Certificate of Mastery in Game-Based Learning: MinecraftTM by completing all six courses:

  • MinecraftTM Exploration
  • MinecraftTM Galaxy
  • MinecraftTM Architectural Design
  • MinecraftTM Physics
  • MinecraftTM Redstone Lab
  • Kerbal Space Program

MinecraftTM Exploration

In Minecraft™ Exploration, students learn Cartesian coordinates and use them to navigate while working together with friends to accomplish group missions. Explore real science and engineering concepts like biomes and gravity playing a game you love. No prior experience necessary. Tuition: $249

MinecraftTM Galaxy*

In Galaxy, students learn about Earth's oceans and undersea life with the Oceancraft mod, and explore space with the Galacticraft mod. Design and build rockets that travel to the moon, International Space Station, and even Mars. The final class culminates with a team-building space rescue! Tuition: $299

*MinecraftTM Exploration is a prerequisite for this course.

MinecraftTM Architectural Design*

In Architectural Design, students learn the basics of urban planning and building design. Explore real-world architectural landmarks through Google Maps & Street View, then take that knowledge and apply it to designing a cityscape using Minecraft™ and Tinkercad. For grades 2-8. Tuition: $299

*MinecraftTM Exploration is a prerequisite for this course.

Minecraft™ Physics*

Get introduced to the world of physics and explore Newton’s Laws, mechanics, and thermo-dynamics. Begin working with advanced concepts like fluid physics and electromagnetics, all in the Minecraft universe. Tuition: $299

*GBL: Minecraft Exploration is a prerequisite for this course.

Minecraft™ Redstone Lab*

It’s electrifying!

Redstone is the circuit equivalent in Minecraft that allows students to use electrical engineering concepts to create complex machines such as a clock or a calculator. In Zaniac’s Redstone Lab program, students will learn about inputs, outputs, logic gates and more through the latest version of Minecraft. Using their creativity and critical-thinking skills, students will help scientists solve electrical challenges throughout the laboratory. For grades: 3-8. Tuition: $299

*Minecraft™ Exploration and Minecraft™ Physics are prerequisites for this program.

Kerbal Space Program

Kerbal Space Program is a single player game where players get to explore a whole new universe by creating and managing their own space program. In Zaniac’s Kerbal Space Program course, students explore aerospace engineering and orbital mechanics by designing, testing, and launching airplanes and rockets to complete a series of missions. Through this course they develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, learn through experimentation, and unleash their creativity with an iterative design approach. For grades 4-8. Tuition: $299