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minecraft education edition how to make a glow stick

minecraft education edition how to make a glow stick
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minecraft education edition how to make a glow stick

Minecraft is best known for its two main versions. First up is the Java Edition, which is the original version of the game, known for its large multiplayer community and the plethora of free mods that have been released over the years.

Then there is the Bedrock Edition, paid for by Microsoft in a different coding language, made to optimize the game and offers cross-platform multiplayer for PC, mobile, and the many different consoles the game is on.

However, there is a third version, less well known. This is the educational edition, featuring some interesting element and compound based crafts and interesting elements, including the glow stick.


All About Glow Wands in Minecraft Education Edition

How to make glow sticks

The glow wand crafting recipe (Image via Minecraft)
The glow wand crafting recipe (Image via Minecraft)

The first thing to note is that it is impossible to make glow sticks in any survival version of the game, educational or not. Also, players can’t even use the console’s /give command to give each other glow sticks. They must be created manually using items collected in creative mode.

Now that the proper foreword has been given, the discussion of how to make a glow stick in the Education Edition can continue. The thing players will need most to create a glow stick is polyethylene. Players will need six of this compound. This compound can be created by using ten carbon and 20 hydrogen in a compound builder.

These items, along with all the other items needed to create the other compounds found in the glow stick recipe, can also be created using the item builder.

There are two other compounds that players need to make a glow stick. Players will only need one of each of these compounds. The first is hydrogen peroxide, which is created using two hydrogen and two oxygen. The other compound is luminol, which players can create by combining eight carbon, seven hydrogen, three nitrogen, and two oxygen.

Once players have all of these different compounds, players will need to enter the traditional crafting table crafting grid. Players fill the left and right columns with polyethylene, placing hydrogen peroxide at the top of the middle column, luminol at the bottom of the middle column, and any dye color in the middle of the grid.


The use of glow sticks

A glow stick with its durability meter (Image via Minecraft)
A glow stick with its durability meter (Image via Minecraft)

Minecraft Education Edition glow sticks work similar to how they do in real life. Players who have a glow stick in their hand can break the glow stick. There is no animation for this. The glow stick simply moves up and down a few times very slightly before a durability bar appears below the glow stick.

Once the durability bar appears below the light bar, the life of the item is limited. The item will slowly lose durability over time, lighting up the area around the player while the player is wearing the item. This makes the glow stick the only light source item with limited durability, even if it’s exclusive to the educational edition of the game.


Curiosities about the glow stick

The crafting recipe for luminol, the main reactive compound of the glow stick (Image via Minecraft)
The crafting recipe for luminol, the main reactive compound of the glow stick (Image via Minecraft)

Although glow wands in Minecraft have limited durability, players cannot enchant them with healing or mending enchantments. This makes them the only item with durability that cannot benefit from these enchantments.

Interestingly, the black and light gray glow sticks use the same texture as the red glow stick, without any color saturation that would result in the red coloration.

The luminol reaction in the game fairly accurately represents how glow sticks behave and exist in the real world. Forensic specialists often use it to detect genetic material at crime scenes.


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