Earth Day Digital Escape Room: Informational, Fun, and Engaging Activities

Grade Levels
3rd - 8th, Homeschool
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  • Internet Activities
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$8.00
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  1. Kids will enjoy learning about Earth Day with this informational digital escape room. Students will learn about:The history of Earth DayThe importance of plantsWater pollution and how we can helpEndangered animalsReduce, reuse, and recycleAfter learning about these topics, have them write about them
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Description

The Earth Day Digital Escape Room is a fun and engaging way to introduce students to some of the issues facing our planet Earth and some easy solutions for us all. Each topic covered has an informational paragraph, a video, a game to play to find the clue for the escape room, and a 'just for fun' game for early finishers. Can they crack the code? Try this FREE sample to see more.

The topics covered are:

  • The history of Earth Day
  • The importance of plants
  • Water pollution and how we can help
  • Endangered animals
  • Reduce, reuse, and recycle

Check out the preview to see what your kids will be learning!

How does it work?
Students begin in an escape room and click START. They will see a presentation with instructions. They will be instructed to open the lock codes page and a notes page to keep track of the clue answers. Clues include puzzles, codes, matching games, mazes, and more!

Because each page in this escape room has 4 components, you may want to discuss the expectations with your students. The first time through you may want to ask them to read about the topic and then do the clue, then save the 'just for fun' for later. If there is a time restraint, you may want to do one section a day. That is a full week of lesson plans for science! Score!

This escape room will probably take students about 60 minutes to complete, depending on student ability levels. A time limit may be given, but this can cause stress so determine what is best for your class. Some of the benefits of kids using these in teams are:

  • Develops teamwork and collaboration
  • Builds critical thinking skills
  • Promotes problem-solving skills
  • Promotes communication
  • Paperless and No Prep
  • Reinforces concepts
  • Engaging and fun!

Included in this download

  • Teacher Guide of directions on how to use the resource with tips for how to introduce a digital escape room
  • 2 different links to Save the Planet! escape room. (Some schools now block Thinglink, so I created a work-around for that.)
  • Answer Keys for all of the activities and lock codes
  • QR Codes (for accessing the site with mobile devices using a QR code reader app)
  • Digital and printable recording sheet to keep track of clues
  • Great for e-learning, just send the links through Google Classroom or another LMS or to parents' email and they're off to solve the mystery from home! Parents can download the PDF worksheet for students to take notes if desired.

Digital Escape Room Tip for Teachers:
Check your school's website filter before beginning the escape room. You will need access to:

Before purchasing, please check to make sure you will be able to use these sites. Please play the escape room and check to be sure your student devices will work with the websites listed above.

This fun and engaging digital escape room is NO PREP and completely PAPERLESS. Just share the link with your students and watch the excitement begin! It works great with Google Classroom, too!

Technology Requirements:

  • Access to Computers, Laptops, Chromebooks, or mobile devices
  • Access to Google Forms

Teachers Like You Said:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Lydia D.

This was super engaging for my students in class and online. They asked questions and were excited to learn while they found out the clues. It was also just the right amount of challenge. Excellent resource!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Michelle S.

We had ELA state testing on the morning of Earth Day. So I was looking for something with zero prep and fun for the students. I also wanted something that was engaging yet full of content. This checked all of the bases. The kids were so engaged in solving each puzzle and it was a great way to work in Earth Day after a very long state test. Thanks!!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Karen Grierson

Wonderful resource! I have other activities in my Earth Day unit but nothing like this! Very informative and will not lose student interest although there is quite a bit of content for them to absorb. Thank you!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Amanda W.

This was great to use on Earth Day! The students love completing escape rooms and doing more out-of-the-box thinking. They had a blast completing this and seeing which group would crack the code first!

Check out some of my other escape rooms:

One-lock informational Mini-Escapes:

Math Mini-Escapes

Be sure to check out the preview and video to see what's included.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thanks!

Hilary Lewis

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 4–5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 4–5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 6–8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

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