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Elements of construction: Minecraft and the periodic table

Hobbs, Laura; Bentley, Sophie; Ashby, Mark; Hartley, Jackie; Rose, Rebecca; Power, Carly

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Sophie Bentley

Mark Ashby

Jackie Hartley

Rebecca Rose

Carly Power


Minecraft is a popular computer game that allows the construction of almost limitless creations, and is used in learning contexts around the world. The widespread appeal and familiarity of the game makes it ideal for engaging children and young people with topics that might not otherwise interest them. With this in mind, the Science Hunters project, with support from a Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Outreach Fund grant, developed five Minecraft-based informal learning and engagement sessions about the periodic table, carbon, helium, uranium and gold, as part of the 2019 International Year of the Periodic Table (IYPT).


Hobbs, L., Bentley, S., Ashby, M., Hartley, J., Rose, R., & Power, C. (2020). Elements of construction: Minecraft and the periodic table. Royal Society of Chemistry

Report Type Research Report
Online Publication Date Aug 3, 2020
Publication Date Jul 1, 2020
Deposit Date Aug 10, 2020
Publicly Available Date Aug 10, 2020
Publisher Royal Society of Chemistry
Pages 21-23
Series Title Royal Society of Chemistry – Environmental Chemistry Group – Bulletin
Series Number 2020
Series ISSN 1758-6224
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