The cells escape room is an immersive experience for your students. It allows them to demonstrate their knowledge of cells and cell organelles in a fun and engaging format.
TEKS: 7.12 D- differentiate between structure and function in plant and animal cell organelles, including cell membrane, cell wall, nucleus, cytoplasm, mitochondrion, chloroplast, and vacuole
7.12 E- compare the functions of cell organelles to the functions of an organ system
7.12 F- recognize the components of the cell theory
NGSS: MS LS1-1-Conduct an investigation to provide evidence that living things are made of cells; either one cell or many different numbers and types of cells.
MS LS1-2-Develop and use a model to describe the function of a cell as a whole and ways parts of cells contribute to the function.
MS LS1-3-Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells.
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.
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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
- Two, 4-digit locks
- One, 3-digit locks
- 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)
Magnifying glass or microscope
Paper towel tube (1.75” diameter, 4.5 cm, standard size roll)
Optional - black-light marker and flashlight or UV pen
What's Included in the Product?
- Teacher directions
- Detailed answer key for each puzzle
- Student answer key
- Digital answer key (google form) that is great for 1:1 or Google classrooms. Replaces paper answer key if you choose, but not necessary
- 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.