You have had a wonderful field trip so far! It has been a once in a lifetime opportunity! You and your class have seen monkeys, birds, frogs and even a sloth or two! At night, you can see a magnificent display of stars in the black sky. But this morning you awake to yelling and screaming to find your tour bus's tires are flat and all of your food has been stolen! How will you get back to civilization?? You are lucky enough to be parked right outside a rainforest tour station that has supplies, new tires and an enough food to feed everyone. There is one slight problem though... There are a series of 5 locks on the door to the station! You must get busy unlocking these locks so that you can leave the rainforest and get to the airport before your return flight home leaves! You need to work fast!
This digital breakout is intended for reinforcing triangle concepts such as sum of interior angles and how three sides can form a triangle and the breakout also covers complementary and supplementary angles. This download contains all that is needed to perform an amazing digital breakout in your classroom!
In this Escape Room-like game, students will interact with a website to find clues and decode puzzles to unlock digital locks to BREAKOUT!
The TEKS seen in this breakout are:
6.8A and 6.10A (Triangle and Angle concepts only)
What is a Breakout?
A breakout is a scavenger hunt-like game where players use teamwork and critical thinking to solve a series of challenging puzzles in order to open a locked box. Breakouts can be done hands-on with physical locked boxes or digitally using a Google Form. THIS BREAKOUT IS A DIGITAL ONLY BREAKOUT, NO BOXES OR LOCKS NEEDED!
Why Use Breakouts?
1. Breakouts shift the ownership of learning from the teacher to the student.
2. In addition to the content knowledge needed to succeed in a specific game, breakouts require critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and communication.
3. A breakout provides learners with many opportunities to fail and try again. Every unsuccessful attempt to open a lock forces students to reexamine their information and their thinking.
Why Use Digital Breakouts?
A digital breakout requires no preparation of materials, no time spent setting up, and no purchase of a Breakout EDU kit.
Included in this Breakout Download:
*Breakout website with links to all necessary text and media
*Breakout codes and explanations
*Student Sheet to Show Work
To use this resource you will need to:
1. Have access to electronic devices (desktops, laptops, Chromebooks, iPads, etc.) for students to use or allow students to use their own devices. The activity can be done using smartphones.
2. Have access to the internet.
3. Check to make sure that your school/district does not block out of domain sharing of Google Drive resources (Forms, Docs, Slides, etc.)
NUMBER 3 IS VERY IMPORTANT! CHECK BEFORE YOU BUY!
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