Earth Day is the perfect time to help your students think about what they can do to help protect the earth. This Earth Day digital escape room will add fun and engagement while they learn about ecology. It presents students with 5 problems to solve and hidden resources to help solve them. Escape rooms allow for learning at its best; the engagement and excitement of solving problems while trying to beat the clock make learning an adventure. Digital escape rooms do NOT need any of the set up or materials but are just as much fun. There is no real preparation on the teacher's part and no papers to run off.
In this Earth Day escape room, students will learn about five things they can do now to help protect the environment, including: planting trees, conserving water, recycling, walking instead of driving, and saving water. After accidentally getting locked in an exhibition hall, the students’ mission is to open 5 locks to make it out and get across town to the annual Earth Day Festival. As the timer counts down (suggested time is 45 minutes), participants will encounter five challenges where they will interact with on-line resources that are hidden in pictures for students to discover. Each clue is written in rhyme to add to the enjoyment and to give the sense of a true treasure hunt.
This escape room was created in Google Sites. If at school, students can work in pairs or small groups to solve the puzzles. During remote learning, students can work on it individually at home. (Note: Please be sure that your school district allows access to Google Sites!) Each student/pair/group will need a desktop computer, Chromebook, ipad, or other device that can access the Internet. The link to the escape room site can be assigned in Google Classroom or Canvas, emailed, or copied and pasted. For your convenience, a QR code is also included. Answers to each “lock” are typed into a Google Form, which tells them immediately if their answer is correct so they can move on to the next challenge.
This PDF includes:
· the link to the Earth Day Escape Room
· instructions for use
· solutions for the challenges
· 4 congratulatory signs that can be printed if you want students who successfully escape to hold them and pose for “victory photos.”
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