Minecraft offers free lessons to children
Minecraft is making its educational worlds available free, to help pupils no longer able to attend school because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The 12 digital lessons will be available to download until the end of June.
They include tours of the International Space Station and the inside of a human eye, which "can be played on your own, or with parents or friends". The worlds offer creative writing and puzzles as well as build challenges.
Other lessons include:
- puzzle games to teach students how to code and think like programmers
- a tour of Washington DC's most historic sites, including the White House, the Pentagon and the Lincoln Memorial
- a game about generating power from alternative energy sources, such as wind and nuclear