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How to craft a coral reef?

Around the globe, coral reefs dot the aquatic landscape. Through the power of Minecraft: Education Edition, take your classroom underwater to discover the different types of reefs and what we can do to save them.

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Worlds of Minecraft

Explore the coral reefs using Minecraft: Education Edition to stimulate computational and design thinking, engaging students to craft their own coral reefs.

Code your own coral reef

Using Minecraft: Education Edition and MakeCode, students use functions to create four types of reefs found around the globe.

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Download aquatic worlds

Download this collection of underwater environments, and leverage these worlds below the sea across your curriculum.

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Extend your learning

Engage with a collection of lessons across science, mathematics, language arts, history, and visual arts.

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Get started with Minecraft

Get your free trial of Minecraft: Education Edition, and begin your Oceans Our Blue Planet experience today. Engage your students with game-based learning, build creativity, and give every student the ability to be great problem solvers.

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Discover additional lesson plans

Microsoft Education and BBC Learning present these hands-on STEM lesson plans that bring ocean-themed activities to your classroom.

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How are ocean currents formed?

Discover the impact of salinity and temperature on ocean currents by conducting experiments, building an electrical conductivity sensor, and analyzing global data.


How do sharks swim?

Learn about the 3D coordinate system by working with physical and digital shark models to understand yaw, pitch, and roll to survey a marine environment.


How deep is the ocean?

Students explore remote terrains by modeling and graphing the ocean floor with an ultrasonic sensor to visualize organisms that live in different ocean layers.


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