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Galileo Project Co., Ltd. Holds a free programming class where you can experience Lunarcraft, produced by JAXA and released from Minecraft.

Galileo Project Co., Ltd.
Holding a free programming class to experience Lunarcraft produced by JAXA released from Minecraft
1st to 4th graders participated, and the satisfaction rate was 100% in the post-survey!
Galileo Project Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: 2nd floor, Daishimaru Hirakawacho Building, 1-7-3 Hirakawacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, HP: operates programming classes and We would like to inform you that Galileo Tech Academy has held a free trial session where you can learn “Science x Programming”.
What is Minecraft, which is very popular among children?
Minecraft is a game developed in Sweden and later acquired by Microsoft. It is an open world game where players destroy blocks to collect resources and use them to construct buildings and structures. Minecraft is used in educational settings around the world to foster creativity and for programming purposes.
[Image 1:×1024.jpg] Features of this event
At Galileo Tech Academy, we have created a curriculum that allows you to learn science and programming at the same time using “Lunarcraft”, which was created in collaboration with Minecraft and JAXA.
Luanrcraft uses data from the satellite Kaguya to create a world that incorporates actual moon information, allowing you to learn scientific knowledge while enjoying exploration. Also, in the process of performing operations at the same time, you can learn how to issue instructions necessary for programming.
[Image 2:×1080.jpg] The lecturer for this event is a professional with a doctorate in astrophysics and a career as a game programmer and AI engineer. At the event, we created many ways for children to learn with interest, such as learning information that elementary school students would be interested in in the form of quizzes, and having all participants work together to build a house.
・How long does it take to go from the Earth to the Moon?
・If humans moved to the moon, what would the living conditions be like? ・Is there water on the moon?
・What is the difference between Earth and gravity?
As you progress through the quizzes and games, you will gradually understand more and more.
Additionally, we have created a service that allows participants of this event to use their Minecraft Education accounts, which are necessary for using Lunarcraft, until the end of April.
You can continue playing at home and play with friends you made at the event. event report
●Date and time
March 16th, March 28th 9:30-11:00
Kojimachi Civic Center
Elementary school students (parents can also watch)
Main lecturer: Wataru Kumazaki (President, Galileo Project Co., Ltd.) 2015 Nagoya University Graduate School of Science
Graduated from doctoral course in Cosmology Laboratory, Department of Particle Astrophysics
During his studies, he researched detailed models of the early universe through analysis of the cosmic microwave background radiation, and researched methods for observing intergalactic magnetic fields using next-generation radio telescopes.
After graduating, he worked as a game programmer, self-driving R&D engineer, and data scientist before assuming his current position. He is currently enrolled in the doctoral course at the University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Engineering in AI research.
[Image 3:×360.jpg] In addition, 2 instructors majored in astrophysics
●Situation on the day
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[Image 7:×2448.jpg] Questionnaire results
●Impressions (5-point rating from boring to fun)
5 (It was fun) was 100% *Based on 15 responses
●The most interesting part (excerpt)
・Building a house on the moon
・Going into the hole in the moon
・Searching for a spaceship
・My feet became faster
・I made new friends
・What we all did together
●What I wondered about space and astronomy (excerpt)
・Can a black hole really suck in anything?
・Why does it float?
・Difference in gravity compared to Earth
In the future society where AI and technology are rapidly evolving, programming will become an important educational theme.
At Galileo Tech Academy, we will continue to create curriculums that allow students to learn science at the same time, and continue our activities to convey the fun of learning science.
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