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International Space Station

Art and Design

Science

Creativity

Critical Thinking

This student build challenge created in partnership with NASA invites you to visit the International Space Station in Minecraft: Education Edition. 

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Objective

Did you know that humans have been living in space for almost 20 years?  Minecraft: Education Edition is celebrating this historic milestone in partnership with NASA with a new International Space Station world for you to explore! The station has been continuously occupied since November 2000, and orbits Earth every 90 minutes. The six-person crew lives and works in the solar-powered station, which offers sleeping quarters, bathrooms, a gym and a 360-degree view bay window to look down to Earth. Researchers from 103 countries have conducted thousands of experiments on board, and you are next! Design a new module for the space station and describe what hypothetical scientific experiments you will run.​

Extensions

  • Go on a scavenger hunt, find and label each of the station's parts and modules then write a description about how each is used​.
  • Research facts about the station using the NASA website and tools like Eyes on the Solar System.
  • Use the Camera, Book & Quill and Boards in Minecraft: Education Edition to document your work. Share images of your new module with the community on Twitter and Facebook using #MinecraftEdu.