Using Minecraft as a game-based learning

I have been using Minecraft education edition for my game-based learning, however, it seems like there are a limited amount of items to represent real-life laboratory scenarios, like a chemical reaction. Would any can suggest another way of sharing the scientific concepts with the use of Minecraft? So far I have been using it for Physical Science and Earth Science subjects I am teaching in school.

If you have knowledge of programming, then the Java version of the game with Forge installed is suitable for you. However, you will have to write mods to accomplish the task you want.

Thank you for your response. I tried the Java version before but have not completely explored it, then I found the bedrock edition having an education version which I now use in teaching. Though it seems I feel the need to read and explore more about programming especially with Java edition of Minecraft.