The Chemistry Update for Minecraft: Education Edition introduces a Chemistry Resource Pack to Minecraft: Education Edition! Discover the building blocks of matter, combine elements into useful compounds and Minecraft items, and conduct amazing experiments with new lessons and a downloadable world.
Explore these sample lessons and activities to teach chemistry concepts from elementary school through high school. Create your own lesson and upload it to our website to share with other educators around the world.
Chemistry All Around You
Identify examples of common chemical reactions.
Exploring Chemistry Safely
Identify and reduce potential hazards in a lab.
Properties of Matter
Differentiate elements, molecules, compounds.
Structures, Models, Molecules
Atoms & molecules can be represented in many ways
What is the world made of?
Explore the elemental composition of the world.
Science in Minecraft
How does science in MC and the real world differ?
The Scientific Method
Use the scientific method to design experiments
Explore chemical reactions and temperature.
Atomic Structures and Isotopes
Atoms are made of neutrons, protons, and electrons
Explore properties of elements
The Chemistry Update, now available for both Windows 10 and Mac OS, offers educators and learners a fun, accessible way to explore chemistry within the immersive world of Minecraft. All Windows 10 users will receive automatic update at the next login. Mac/iOS users will have to reinstall Minecraft: Education Edition to access the updated version. Science is all about hands-on learning, so get started!
Download the Chemistry Update
Students can use chemistry to create new Minecraft items like helium balloons and sparklers, view elements in a complete periodic table and build a customized chemistry lab. “Bringing chemistry to Minecraft helps educators engage students in the scientific process, reinforcing creative problem solving and engaging experiments,” says Minecraft Education director Neal Manegold.
The Lab Book provides a reference guide for teachers on how to use the Chemistry Resource Pack in Minecraft. It provides a visual glossary, explains how use the new crafting tools and access sample Minecraft chemistry lessons.
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Combine elements into over 30 compounds with the Compound Creator. Use the slider in the Element Constructor to build 118 elements based on the number of protons, neutrons and electrons. Create Minecraft items with the Lab Table, and reduce blocks to its component elements with the Material Reducer.
Connect with other educators around the world using Minecraft to engage students and bring science to life. Find a Minecraft Mentor near you, add a chemistry lesson to our activity library and join the conversation!