Minecraft – a game about breaking and placing blocks. At first, people built structures to protect against nocturnal monsters, but as the game grew players worked together to create wonderful, imaginative things. It can also be about adventuring with friends or watching the sun rise over a blocky ocean. It’s pretty. Brave players battle terrible things in The Nether, which is more scary than pretty.

Materials in Minecraft are created using “recipes” that are reasonably accurate approximations of the actual processes. However, many of the materials don’t obey physics.

  • Glass – Glass is made by Smelting Sand in a Furnace.

Do It
Challenges for you to work on…

  • Find examples of Minecraft being used for school projects. Yes, some teachers permit students to demonstrate their work for grades.