If you’re new to Minecraft, we’ve compiled some key resources – including training videos, sample lessons, starter worlds, and connections to other Minecraft educators, to make your on-ramp as smooth as possible. If you have suggestions for other materials to help you get started, please let us know.
It's time to jump in to an open world for learning, but where to begin? Select from the subjects below to get related lessons to teach, Minecraft Mentors to connect with, training materials to learn from, and worlds to download.
Browse through this library of quick start videos to get up and running quickly, or go through our Tutorial Experience.
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The world of Fantastic Mr. Fox in Minecraft.
Properties of Matter
Differentiate elements, molecules, compounds.
Lesson Hub Volume I
A collection of learning activities
Harness the power of wind!
No newbies here, lets learn to play!
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!
Working within pre-existing worlds is an effective way to get inspired, build lesson plans, and give students a robust and interactive space to explore. From desert biomes, to geometry worlds, to a hundreds chart, you can find one that’s just right for you.
Treasure Island in Minecraft
The Imaginormous winner's story comes to life
The Human Eye
Can you see the possibilities?
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.
There’s no such thing as a “Minecraft Lesson,” but Minecraft can be used as an immersive learning platform to extend and enrich your existing curriculum. Take a look at these examples to see how other educators are creating deep-learning activities with Minecraft.
Science in Minecraft
How does science in MC and the real world differ?
A writing adventure in the world of Romeo & Juliet
Fractions in real life settings.
What can we do to slow deforestation?
Throughout the journey along the Oregon Trail, students will need to solve activities across STEM, Humanities, and even Fine Arts. Think through the ratios of supplies needed, strategize on crossing rivers, and learn how the postal service relied on military outposts before the days of email. See more of the 200+ lessons Minecraft: Education Edition has to offer.
There is a strong community of teachers and experts who are passionate about the power of game-based learning, and experienced in using Minecraft in the classroom. From the basics of installation to the finer points of creating compelling learning activities, these educators can help you at any point along the way. Create an account of your own. [It’s easy!]
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