It has been a wonderful spring break vacation! I visited the Arctic Tundra and saw amazing glaciers and animals. But today something strange has happened. I woke up in the middle of literally no where! No family, no friends and no signs of civilization! How did I get here? I start walking south, because I know it will only get colder if I go north. The sky is getting dark and I can see a cave. May be I can seek shelter there for the night. I approach the cave cautiously and feel immediate relief from the cold. I look around the cave and to my surprise I find a hibernating bear!!!! Oh man! I want to scream but know I can't. On the other side of the cave I see a hatch. It says "In case of emergency unlock this hatch." That is super strange but I am in no position to doubt it, I have to unlock the hatch as quietly as possible and as fast as possible! I have to get to work!!!
This digital breakout is intended for reinforcing Area, Perimeter for rectangles and squares and Volume for Rectangular Prisms and Cubes. 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:
5.4H 5.4G 5.6A and 5.6B
Breakout includes decimals and whole numbers. Breakout also includes two different volume formulas- V=lwh and V=Bh
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.
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