You and your classmates are having an amazing time in Africa! You are so happy that you were able to have this opportunity. You have swam the ocean and basked in the sun on the beaches of Zanzibar and attended a local soccer game. You and your friends are on a safari, seeing amazing animals, like Lions and Zebras. The jeep hits a rock, and you and your friend fall off backwards! The wind is knocked out of you, and the jeep is too far away to hear your cries for help! You and your friend walk along and come across an empty house with a front porch. There are 4 locks on the door, and you can see a phone and supplies inside. You need to solve the clues to get inside! You better hurry, it will be dark soon and those lions you saw looked hungry!
This digital breakout is intended for reinforcing solving 1 step equations and writing equations from bar models.
In this Escape Room-like game, students will interact with a website to find clues and decode puzzles to unlock digital locks to get out of the African safari.
What is a Breakout?
A breakout is a scavenger hunt-like game where players use teamwork and critical thinking to solve a series of challenging puzzles in order to open a locked box. Breakouts can be done hands-on with physical locked boxes or digitally using a Google Form. THIS BREAKOUT IS A DIGITAL ONLY BREAKOUT, NO BOXES OR LOCKS NEEDED!
Why Use Breakouts?
1. Breakouts shift the ownership of learning from the teacher to the student.
2. In addition to the content knowledge needed to succeed in a specific game, breakouts require critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and communication.
3. A breakout provides learners with many opportunities to fail and try again. Every unsuccessful attempt to open a lock forces students to reexamine their information and their thinking.
Why Use Digital Breakouts?
A digital breakout requires no preparation of materials, no time spent setting up, and no purchase of a Breakout EDU kit.
Included in this Breakout Download:
*Breakout website with links to all necessary text and media
*Breakout codes and explanations
*Student Sheet to Show Work
To use this resource you will need to:
1. Have access to electronic devices (desktops, laptops, Chromebooks, iPads, etc.) for students to use or allow students to use their own devices. The activity can be done using smartphones.
2. Have access to the internet.
3. Check to make sure that your school/district does not block out of domain sharing of Google Drive resources (Forms, Docs, Slides, etc.)