Minecraft apply and enrich: Chemistry

K-12 Educator

This module is designed to guide educators to better understand the Chemistry and Science functionality in Minecraft: Education Edition and how the game supports inquiry and curiosity for all students.

Learning objectives

In this module, you will:

  • Use the Element Constructor to build as many as 118 elements from the Periodic Table based on the number of protons, neutrons, and electrons in each element.
  • Use the Compound Creator to combine elements into as many as 30 compounds and then use the Lab Table to create additional Minecraft items.
  • Reduce blocks to their component elements with the Material Reducer.
  • Use the provided Educator Lab book as a guide to the chemistry crafting exercises.
  • "Locate and download additional chemistry (and related) science lessons from the Minecraft: Education Edition site."

ISTE Standards for Educators:

  • Educator - Facilitator
  • Educator - Leader
  • Leaders - Empowering Leader

UNESCO Standards for Educators:

  • Curriculum and Assessment
  • Pedagogy
  • Teacher Professional Learning