Back to School Escape Room - Print or Digital

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Kesler Science
Grade Levels
6th - 8th, Homeschool
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  • Google Apps™
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I have done many Kesler escape rooms and this one was excellent as usual! Time consuming to get set up, but the kids really enjoy them and are very engaged! Thank you!
Some of the best, most engaging activities are Keslers Escape Rooms. My students enjoy them and although they take a while to print and setup, the day we work on this, it's worth all the work!
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  1. The middle school science escape room bundle is a set of immersive experiences for your students It allows them to demonstrate their knowledge of many different science topics in a fun and engaging way. A Unique Escape Room Experience:Unlike many escape rooms, the teacher is in total control on wh
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The back to school escape room is an immersive experience for your middle school students. It allows them to demonstrate their knowledge of your classroom policies and procedures in a fun and engaging way. This one is perfect to the first week of school.

Students will experience:

  • what high-quality work looks like
  • where to find things around your room (bathroom pass, absent folders, objectives, supplies, etc.)
  • emergency procedures (fire drill, lock down drill, weather emergencies)
  • common classroom policies and procedures
  • how to follow directions
  • growth and fixed mindset differences
  • how to use logic to solve puzzles

A Unique Escape Room Experience:

Unlike many escape rooms, the teacher is in total control on which of the 8 puzzles they want to use and in which order to use them. Each puzzle is independent of the others. This is great for shorter or longer class periods.

This particular escape room is editable to meet the needs of your classroom policies.

The Challenge:

Welcome back to school! After a long summer of relaxing, I am sure your brain is eager to get back into gear and solve some puzzles. During the excitement of the morning, the teacher down the hall has forgotten where she put all of her brand new school supplies. Thankfully, your amazing teacher has set up a series of clues that will reveal the location of the lost school supplies and allow your class to save the day. Can you use teamwork, clues from the syllabus, secrets hidden around the room, and your brains to figure it out before the bell rings?

Watch the video preview above.

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What Materials Will I Need?

The escape room can be run in several different ways. The cheapest and easiest method is to use manila envelopes for the puzzles (all directions provided).

For a more authentic escape room each group will need the following:

  • One Lockout Hasp
  • 3, 3-digit locks
  • 1, 4-digit lock
  • One storage box that includes a place for the lockout hasp

Both methods will need the following:

  • All printed materials from the puzzles chosen
  • Manila envelopes (used for each of the puzzles)
  • Clue One: clipboard and small binder clips
  • Clue Three: FriXion brand pen in blue, hairdryer to disappear the ink
  • Clue Six: Long thin box or wrapping paper tube, string, magnet, and a paper clip.

Two Options for Online Use

You can assign the “Single Student Digital Version” PowerPoint through email or your school's learning management system. This file has no answers and students solve by reading and answering questions or manipulating images on the slide.

This version can also be uploaded to Google Drive and opened with Google Slides.

  • Open Google Slides.
  • Go to the File menu and choose Open
  • Find the tab on the right called Upload
  • Click Select a File on Your Device
  • Select the “Single Student Digital Version Digital Version”
  • Click Open

If you do make Google slides, the copyright only allows for use with your own students. Do not share the link publicly.

You can also assign or email the Single Student Print Version as a PPT or PDF for families to print at home. Again, the copyright only allows sharing with your own students, not on public websites or school-wide servers.

What's Included in the Product?

- Teacher directions

- Detailed answer key for each puzzle

- NEW for 2020: Single Student Digital Version PPT that can be uploaded into Google Slides

- NEW for 2020: Single Student Print Version in PPT and PDF for families to print at home

- NEW for 2020: Editable Teacher Version PPT

- Digital answer sheet (Google form) that is great for 1:1 or Google Classrooms. Replaces paper answer key if you choose.

- Video challenge to set the mood for the challenge

- 8 unique puzzles with all printable props

- A list of over 50 ideas for prizes

- Reward templates

- 30 unique signs to hold up for the picture at the end (plus, editable template)

Your students will be talking about this one for weeks.

Total Pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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