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This Planets Escape Room & Solar System Interactive Notebook is a totally immersive package of activities that will allow your students to have fun and learn at the same time! We have developed a comprehensive, 5 tiered, Planet & Solar System themed, Escape Room & INB. The Escape Room centers around the fundamental vocabulary and concepts found within this unit. In addition to the Escape Room, we have included an Interactive Notebook. The Solar System INB may be used to teach before the students tackle the Planets Escape Room. The I.N.B. may be used as a reference, as the students attempt to open each break out box in order to receive a homework pass!
One of the main reasons many teachers do not use escape rooms is because it takes a long time to develop, and many times even a pre-made lesson is to difficult to implement. The STEM Center's I.N.B. will be a great tool to assist in your students learning about the content.
Our new "Escape the Homework (Break Out Box Activity)" is simple to apply within the classroom. Students are given a 20 word puzzle that will lead to unlocking a lock box that contains their group's 1st set of color coded clues. After each group solves a set of 12 color coded clues, they will gain access to a second team's questions. (BE CERTAIN TO WATCH THE ACCOMPANYING VIDEO.)
Upon solving the 12 questions, the students will gain access to a third container of questions. If the students solve all 48 clues before the end of the class period, they will receive a pass on a homework assignment centered around Planets, Space, and our Solar System vocabulary and concepts.
The escape room can be run 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:
- 5 Lock Boxes (best boxes are either tool boxes or ammunition boxes)
- One five-digit lock
- Four 3-digit locks
Both methods will need the following:
- All printed materials (included)
- Manila envelopes
- The entire system of our Escape Room is explained on our website
These Escape Rooms for our ER System are ready today:
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