This digital breakout / Unlock the Box / Escape Room activity is intended to reinforce students' understanding of Kinetic and Potential Energy. While working their way through this digital breakout students will encounter clues covering the meaning of kinetic and potential energy and how the amount of kinetic and potential energy changes in different circumstance.
Next Generation Science Standards addressed in this digital breakout:
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This Digital Breakout Includes:
A link to a website that contains the digital breakout
A Start Page that will guide the students to the digital breakout website
A detailed lesson plan
A detailed answer key that will give the combinations and an explanation for all digital locks
Hint cards that can be shared digitally or on paper
An “I Broke Out” certificate that can be shared digitally or printed
A Reflection & Debriefing graphic organizer that can be shared digitally or printed
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The Benefits of Digital Breakouts:
Breakouts require students to use content knowledge as well as critical and logical thinking skills to successfully determine the combinations of the locks.
If the breakout is used as a partner or team activity, it fosters communication and collaboration between students. This gives students an opportunity to analyze their leadership sills and try different teamwork strategies.
Breakouts require sustained problem solving over an extended period of time. This helps students build stamina while working on difficult tasks.
Breakouts are engaging and students often get excited as they get closer to Breaking Out!
Breakouts give students an opportunity to apply their knowledge in a unique experience.
Breakouts are designed for a diverse population of students. Different types of locks and puzzles are used in the breakout so that all learners can be challenged and demonstrate success in multiple areas of content and types of thinking.
Breakouts are student directed. Teachers do a lot of observing and listening during the breakout, while students take the lead in their own learning.
Students will need internet access to perform the digital breakout. Any device with internet access (laptop computer, desktop computer, tablet, phone…) can be used.