TCIPG World of Power
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TCIPG Education has created the World of Power, a world in which students explore electricity generation, distribution, and learn about the power grid. Gamers can build and power their homes, or even a whole town. They are able to navigate an environment that includes a wind farm, a solar farm, coal and nuclear power plants, as well as a substation and power distribution lines. Students can find lessons that teach them about energy generation, logic gates, and even learn to code and create a password protected door. They can also experiment with net-zero, passive house design as they explore a house that is not connected to the power grid. Password protected substation and home management systems will require players to engage in responsible cyber security practices. World should be taught in conjuction with the accompanying lesson plans.
No prior knowledge of Minecraft is needed, as there is an obstacle course that will teach students how to navigate in Minecraft. Awareness of electricity will help students, but no prior knowledge of the power grid is necessary.
For more information, visit the TCIPG Minecraft Website.
The Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG) is a Department of Energy-funded project, with support from the Department of Homeland Security. The research team brings together experts from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Dartmouth College, Cornell University, the University of California at Davis, and Washington State University.
Power engineering experts and educators from the Office for Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education (MSTE) and the Information Trust Institute (ITI) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed educational and outreach materials for the TCIPG project.