Launch to the Moon with Minecraft Education Artemis Missions

Launch to the Moon with Minecraft Education Artemis Missions

Did you know we’re going back to the Moon? With the Artemis missions, NASA will bring the first woman and first person of color to the Moon using cutting-edge technology to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before! After working with partners, NASA will establish the first permanent presence on the Moon. Then, they’ll use what they’ve learned about the Moon to make the next giant leap; sending the first astronauts to Mars!

To celebrate this historic event, Minecraft Education is partnering with NASA and the Challenge Center to bring the incredible and captivating. Mission of Artemis world in Minecraft. Help students make history with the groundbreaking Artemis Mission, taking on the seemingly impossible goal of reaching the Moon and creating a survivable base for research and habitation to launch the next era of space exploration.

Yes, it’s rocket science

Minecraft Education is a platform that enhances creativity, problem solving, self-direction, collaboration, and other life skills. In the classroom, Minecraft complements traditional subjects like reading, writing, math, science, and history, and offers more than 200 hours of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)-based content. in standards, including a K-12 Computer Science. progression and in-game coding and chemistry features.

Given the educational benefits of Minecraft Education, it makes sense to partner with NASA and bring the Artemis missions to life. Using Minecraft, educators and scientists can engage students with virtual, hands-on experiences exploring rockets, learning about space science, and exploring the challenges of living on the Moon.

On the Moon and beyond

NASA has a long history of moon landings, beginning with the Apollo missions of the late 1960s and early 1970s. More recently, NASA has focused on the Artemis program, which aims to send the first woman and next man to the Moon. Moon bases will play an important role in future missions to the Moon, serving as a starting point for further exploration and as a testbed for developing technologies that will eventually allow us to live and work on the Moon.

In this series of STEM-themed Minecraft worlds, students explore the fascinating world of space and discover what it takes to be an astronaut. Along the way they’ll meet the scientists and engineers who make space missions possible and tour their blocky labs. As they immerse themselves in these missions, students will learn all about Newton’s Three Laws of Motion and interact with rocket science as they design their own moon rocket and test their creation in a thrilling launching from Cape Canaveral!

Artemis: Rocket build

Minecraft Education’s first mission focuses on the Artemis rocket, where students explore and build their own. It helps students better understand the complex science behind rocketry and develop a deeper appreciation for the amazing work done by NASA and other space agencies. By taking part in this Minecraft Education mission, children will develop a range of important skills, such as teamwork, communication, and collaboration.

Artemis rocket on the launch pad in Minecraft Education

Artemis: Back to the Moon

The second world of Minecraft Education is a thrilling experience for students as they embark on a journey to the Moon aboard the Orion space capsule. With coding missions to be completed while in orbit around the Moon, kids can learn the basics of coding in a fun and engaging way. In addition, for the first time, the world features collaborative coding. It helps develop coding skills and teaches collaboration and communication.

Artemis astronauts flying to the moon in the Orion space capsule at Microsoft Education.

Get ready to lift off

In addition to the exciting new Artemis Missions, Minecraft Education offers tons of engaging content aligned to Computer Science standards, as well as free teacher training.

Anyone can teach coding with Minecraft. It’s as easy as 1-2-3…lift!

  1. Set up: Before introducing coding to students, build your own foundation. Only download and install Minecraft Education on your device, try a demo lesson with Hour of Code, and explore training opportunities. Minecraft: Education Edition offers over 25 hours of free online exercises designed for educators to teach Computer Science.
  2. Teach with Minecraft: Once you’ve explored the basics on your own, you’ll be ready to teach coding lessons. In 200 hours of CS content for all levels and abilities, you’re sure to find what you need. Each lesson includes teacher resources, rubrics, and Minecraft files.
  3. Find your community: Visit the Community page to join the Minecraft: Education Edition global community of educators and peer mentors. Meet and learn from passionate educators, gain access to new lessons and teaching resources, search for upcoming events, and bring immersive learning to your students.

Join us on this incredible journey and inspire the next generation of scientists and space explorers. Bring space exploration to life and get ready to take off with Minecraft Education!