In this completely paperless digital activity, students will put their knowledge of protein synthesis to the test with this fun and exciting digital breakout escape room! Students will work through 5 tasks/puzzles to assess their understanding of protein synthesis and “breakout” from the digital escape room they are “locked in”. Each task will end with a code to be inputted into a Google Form. If they get the correct code, the Google Form will reveal the link to where they can find their next task and code. The 5th and final task will reveal the answer to the mystery prompt. Students can work through this at their own pace, entirely without any paper resources. This is a really fun way to review protein synthesis prior to formally assessing students!
How can I use this?
- Practice for mastery of transcription, translation, and vocabulary associated with protein synthesis
- Fun review day activity
What is included?
- PDF with 2 pages of teacher implementation notes
- It includes all of the bit.ly links for the activity, including the Google Form students will input their codes into, and links to access each of the 5 Tasks in Google Slides format
- Note: Students will have to "Make a Copy" of each of the Google Slides Tasks to save to their drives in order to be able to interact with each task.
- PowerPoint version of the task slides in case you have issues accessing the Google Slides
How does a digital breakout escape room work?
- You will share the Google Form link with your students.
- This will introduce them to the activity, and give them the bit.ly link to the introduction and task 1 Google Slides.
- They will be forced to make a copy to save to their drive. Then they can read the background information for the mystery they are trying to solve, and complete Task #1.
- At the end of Task #1, students will have Code #1. This code will be inputted into the Google Form, if correct, it will reveal the link to Task #2.
- Students will continue doing this for all 5 tasks. At the end of Task #5, the code will reveal the answer to the original mystery they are solving.
How much class time will this take?
For the average student this takes about 45 minutes.
How can I grade this?
- This activity will self-grade itself, as students can’t get to the next task without answering the previous one. If using in class, you can easily monitor students to make sure they are not cheating and give a completion grade by having them show you at the end their completed Google Form.
- If you are using this in a distance learning/virtual teaching setting and want to give students a completion grade for this, you can have them send you a screenshot of the completed Google Form to show they made it all the way through, a selfie of them with the “Congrats!” note that pops up at the completion of the Google form, or have them email or submit to you a 1 page document with all of their codes typed out for you so you can check that way. Whatever works best for you!
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