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Minecraft: The New Oregon Trail?

Popular game being used to teach children chemistry

The aim is to engage young scientists in a fun and interactive way.

Minecraft players use building blocks to create structure and landscapes.

“So why not molecules? We showed it to a class of children the other day and there were lots of wows and gasps.

“This just really grabs their attention. It is a really novel way of engaging them and delivering information to them.”

What do you think? Do video games have a place in the classroom?




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