Christmas STEM Bundle Escape the North Pole No-Locks

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My students had a blast with these activities. It was a great addition to the week before winter break.
This was a really fun resource for my students to use the day before break. Nearly every group was able to complete the tasks, which rarely happens this year! Thanks!

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    A highly engaging Escape and STEM Challenge for the season! This holiday Escape Room includes completing math problems, logic puzzles, reading, and using idioms. Students complete tasks to earn a method of ‘escaping’. The prep for the events with NO LOCKS is minimal- just making copies. No locks or boxes! Perfect for the busy Christmas season!

    AND, best of all, this bundle includes the perfect STEM Challenge to culminate the Escape Room event!

    NOTE: This resource is available in a money-saving bundle:

    NOTE: This bundle includes two resources. Each may be purchased separately.

    Escape the North Pole - No Locks Escape Room

    Students will complete 4 tasks. Each task will lead to an answer- either a number or words. When the answer is shown to you, students have unlocked that task and will be awarded a 'cookie'. The paper cookies are included in this resource (but feel free to substitute with real ones!) After getting through the last task the team has escaped the North Pole.

    Why cookies? The scenario for students: They are competing for a few days off from the North Pole Cookie Factory. If they complete the four tasks they are awarded time off from their jobs. And they can escape the North Pole!

    Tasks that must be completed are:

    • For the first task, students complete a logic puzzle to determine which students like certain cookies.
    • For the second task, students match Christmas related idioms to sentences in which the idiom is used. They use their answers to solve a riddle.
    • For the third task, students determine a path on a world map grid and record locations on the grid and the names of continents they have traveled to.
    • For the fourth task, students write the standard form of expanded numbers and then complete an addition problem based on their answers.

    Included in this resource, you will find:

    • Table of contents
    • Overview and Tips page
    • Check-off sheet for planning and prep
    • Scenario and Rules of the Escape Room (for students)
    • Paper Cookies - in two sizes, full color or black/white
    • Task 1- teacher’s guide, Cookie Puzzler (logic puzzle) in 2 ability levels, answer key
    • Task 2- teacher’s guide, Christmas Idioms, answer key
    • Task 3- teacher’s guide, Baking Time, world map grid in 2 ability levels, answer key
    • Task 4- teacher’s guide, Math Fun in 2 ability levels, answer key
    • Escape Hints for students
    • Bonus Word Search for early finishers
    • Award certificates - in color and black/white
    • Extra page of tips
    • Terms of Use

    NOTE: The Escape Room event can be completed in 30-45 minutes.

    NOTEYOUR PREP for the Escape Room includes:

    • Copying the Cookie Puzzler, Christmas Idioms, Baking Time, and Math Fun (some of these are half sheets that will need to be cut apart)
    • Copying and laminating the paper cookies and map grids
    • Optional copies: Hints, word search puzzle, and certificates.

    NOTE: This Escape Room does not use real locks.

    Cookie Packages STEM Challenge

    In this challenge, students will design and build a package to “mail” some cookies. They will have to build a container to hold the cookies and pack them well so there is no breakage. Since it is the Christmas season the package also needs to be decorated as a gift. At the end of the challenge, students will actually drop their packages to see if they have packed the cookies correctly and then they complete a scoring rubric to see how well they have followed the task rules.

    You will need supplies in addition to this package. This includes cookies, zippered bags, bubble wrap, tissue paper, masking tape, card stock, red and green construction paper, construction paper scraps, and glue sticks.

    The package specifically includes

    • Cover
    • Teacher background
    • Materials and preparation page
    • 4 pages of teacher directions
    • 4 pages of photographs
    • extra Hints page
    • lab sheet for student use with sample answers
    • Task constraints
    • Scoring rubric
    • Editable forms file
    • Terms of Use page

    Check the preview to see which forms are editable!

    This challenge will need 1-2 class sessions (1 hour) to complete.

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