8-10 yrs old
11-13 yrs old
14-18 yrs old
Students will use the Material Reducer to better understand that natural and synthetic objects are all made of elements.
January 22, 2018
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All natural and synthetic materials are composed of chemicals, be they elements, molecules or compounds.
Many materials have similar elemental compositions but different properties. For example most stone-like materials are composed of silicon and oxygen. Whilst living things are largely carbon, oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen.
The material reducer is similar to real word instruments used to measure the elemental composition of materials.
Students collect materials (blocks) from the world around them and analyse them, to find their elemental composition, using the material reducer.
Students can categorize the materials (blocks) based on their elemental composition and then discuss what types of materials have similar compositions and why. For example students may wish to discuss why coal, which looks like a stone has the same composition as wood.
Students can try and construct new compounds and materials made from the sourced from the 'natural' materials.
What materials have similar elemental compositions and why?
What can be constructed from natural materials and what can they be used for?
What materials are common in nature?
March 13, 2018 7:25 PM
Help! I see elephant toothpaste referenced in the description, I have synthesized the reactants, but I cannot get the reaction to produce anything other than garbage. Is this supposed to work within the M:EE Chemistry world?
March 14, 2018 4:20 PM
Hi there! Elephant toothpaste is a little unusual, basically it's just the reaction, which is why it's not in the lab journal. The expected result is a tall plume of smoke and a garbage item. (It's more of an Easter egg really but it is possible it might become more substantial with a later release.) Hope that helps.
April 6, 2018 1:34 PM
April 15, 2018 3:14 PM
Certain blocks are hard to obtain in Minecraft, especially coal/redstone/lapiz/diamond ores which require enchanted tools to obtain (The material reducer won't accept minerals in their item form; only their ores are accepted). These blocks might need to be directly given to students if needed. Also keep in mind that the reducer treats iron ore as 64% iron and 36% SiO2 (stone), while in real life iron ores, iron exists as its oxides rather than metallic iron.
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