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Activity: Careers in Chemistry

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Activity Overview: Leveraging the Minecraft: Education Edition produced by Microsoft, Careers in Chemistry is a new game-based experience aimed at showcasing chemistry-related career opportunities to high school students. The program features chemistry professor and science entertainer Dr. Kate Biberdorf of the University of Texas at Austin. Careers in Chemistry is designed to help high schoolers better understand the impact chemistry has in our everyday lives, and how a chemistry degree can lead to a rewarding career.

Careers in Chemistry is underwritten by The University of Texas System as part of its work with UT institutions to develop quality prototypes and pathways enabling students from middle school through university to cultivate critical literacies they will need to be successful in the knowledge economy.

Time: 4 x 1 hour activities


To download Minecraft Edu for your computer, visit: https://education.minecraft.net/get-started/download/

The complete lesson plan and a link to download the specific Minecraft world relevant to this lesson is available in the collection of Minecraft lessons.



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