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Minecraft: Education Edition to be Released in Early February

In early February the Minecraft Chemistry Update will be coming. This educational version of Minecraft has been designed for classroom use and it was announced for the first time in November 2017. Until then, teachers all over the globe are using MinecraftEDU to teach STEM topics such as computer science to their students.

Minecraft: Education Edition

This new update will bring a fun way to learn about chemistry and spark students’ interest in STEM. Students and teacher will be engaging in experiments, solving creative problems and doing more interesting activities.

Neal Manegold, Minecraft Education Director has announced that the idea behind Minecraft Education is to make students understand and like chemistry.

Features of the Education Edition

This new Chemistry Update will add four crafting station: The Element Constructor, The Lab Table, The Compound Creator and the Material Reducer. The new crafting tools and element blocks are to be added to the inventory and students will be able to create new items using chemistry elements such as underwater torches, rapid grow fertilizer and glow sticks.

The update to be revealed at the BETT conference

The BETT conference taking place in London will unveil the new Education Edition. Its release in February will come with ten educator-created lesson plans.

The different crafting stations and items are: Element Constructor: a feature used to build elements choosing the number of protons, electrons and neutrons, Compound Creator, over 30 different compounds, Lab Table: this is a tool used to deign experiments by mixing substances and observing the results and Material Reducer: this tool will teach students about the natural world while reducing Minecraft blocks to their compound elements.

“What is the World Made Of?”

This is an example of a lesson plan which is for ages 10 and up. Students have to learn that all objects are made of elements and that they can collect and analyze materials to find elemental compositions.

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