Break Out: The DNA Mystery escape room

Break Out: The DNA Mystery escape room
Break Out: The DNA Mystery escape room
Break Out: The DNA Mystery escape room
Break Out: The DNA Mystery escape room
Break Out: The DNA Mystery escape room
Break Out: The DNA Mystery escape room
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The DNA Mystery break out by Kathy Applebee

STORY: For decades, controversy has existed about who should get credit for discovering the shape of the DNA molecule. A woman from the Science Foundation in your area says a janitor there just discovered a dusty box left by F. Crick. It may contain the truth about who discovered the double helix – but the box is locked up – with multiple locks. To make matters more complicated, another employee contacted J. Watson, the only living scientist who worked on this genetics puzzle. Watson demanded the box not be opened under any circumstance. He plans to arrive in an hour or less with a court order requiring that the box remain locked and be destroyed so the contents never come to light. She hands you the box and asks for help.

Students will practice using a codon wheel, a timeline of discovery, examine plagiarism in light of scientific discovery, explore the controversy surrounding credit for the double helix discovery all while using what they know about genetics to unlock the boxes..


2 Break Out boxes

2 Number, 1 letter, 1 color lock

6 regular locks and keys

1 UV flashlight finder

Clues from the clues .PDFs

Content area: Genetics, DNA

Recommended Ages/ target audience: Class

Suggested Time: 10 minute introduction, 60 minutes playing time, additional time for debriefing activities

A 20 Power Point explaining how genes, chromosomes, DAN, mutations and cancer and related is included.

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Total Pages
35 pages
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Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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