You have had a wonderful safari so far! It has been a once in a lifetime opportunity! You and your family have seen elephants, lions, giraffes and even wildebeests! 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 safari bus's keys and gas have been stolen! How will you get back to civilization?? You are lucky enough to be parked right outside a safari outpost that has supplies, gas and an extra set of keys. There is one slight problem though... There are a series of 5 locks on the door to the outpost! You must get busy unlocking these locks so that you can leave before a major storm system rolls in. You will have 45 minutes to unlock the door and SAVE THE SAFARI! Good Luck!
This digital breakout is intended for reinforcing ratios, proportions, scale factors, measurement conversion, and unit rates. No percents are used in this breakout.
In this Escape Room-like game, students will interact with a website to find clues and decode puzzles to unlock digital locks to BREAKOUT and Save the Safari.
The TEKS seen in this breakout are: 6.4B, 6.5A, 6.4H, 6.4E, 6.4C, 6.4D, no percents are used in this breakout.
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, etc.) for students to use or allow students to use their own devices. (there have been reported issues while using Ipads with draggable pieces so please keep that in mind while buying)
2. Have access to the internet.
3. Have a Google Drive and Login for the Google Drive
4. 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 and 4 ARE VERY IMPORTANT! CHECK BEFORE YOU BUY!
To test your school's security settings:
1. Share this "testing site" with your students. If they can see the testing site, then out of domain settings are allowed. Here is the Site: TESTING SITE
2. On the testing site there is a word that is hyperlinked. Students will click on the hyperlinked word and if they are allowed to make a copy of the resource that is embedded, out of domain sharing is allowed.
If both 1 and 2 work, then all of my breakouts will work in your classroom!
Please see the preview file for additional information. PREVIEW IS VERY LIMITED, IT DOESN'T REPRESENT THE FULL DOWNLOAD.
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Adding and Subtracting Integers Google Classroom TEKS 6.2A 6.2B 6.3C 6.3D
Adding and Subtracting Integers Musical Mix-Up TEKS 6.3C 6.3D
Entire Learning Cycle on Math Properties of Operations TEKS 6.7D Inc. Technology
Prime Factorization Predicament Classroom Escape Room Challenge TEKS 6.7A
Exponent Task Cards QR Codes & Augmented Reality Reinforces Order of Operations
Exploring Multiplying by a Fraction TEKS 6.3B Comparing Factors to the Products
Lost in Space Digital Breakout Multiply and Divide Rational Numbers TEKS 6.3E D
Lucky Ratios- A Hands-On Introduction to Ratios TEKS 6.4B 6.4E RATIOS ONLY
Powerful Pancake Proportions TEKS 6.5A 6.6A
Would You Rather? - An Intro to Unit Rates TEKS 6.4D 6.5A
Prime Factorization Bingo TWO GAMES! TEKS 6.7A
World Record Converting Measurements Using Proportions and Unit Rates TEKS 6.4H