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If you are looking for an Escape Room experience for your elementary students to end their school year, this will be perfect! An Escape room is a puzzle game in which students solve riddles and puzzles and find clues to finish tasks. In this Escape Room students solve puzzles to open locked boxes.
For the first task, groups begin with a Summer Words Scavenger Hunt paper that tells them where signs are located in the school. They need to find the signs and copy the letters into spaces on their sheets. Shaded boxes of the words they find will reveal a secret phrase and leads them to a clue to unlock the first box. There are two versions of the scavenger hunt paper- one easy and one more challenging. These two versions are provided in an editable format so you can customize it for your classroom and school.For the second task, students have a maze on which to trace paths to find hidden numbers that turn out to be the lock code. The maze has a trick to it because all the hidden numbers cannot be reached on a path. Finding the correct numbers and determining the right order for the numbers will unlock box 2.For the third task, students have a secret code to use in deciphering a secret message. This gives them the lock code numbers and placing those numbers in the right order will get box three unlocked!
BUT there is MORE! Included in this Quest is a STEM Challenge! You can use the challenge as a stand-alone project or use it with the Quest. This Quick Challenge is to build a bubble wand for bubble solution. It’s a very simple challenge that can be completed outdoors and this makes it perfect for the end of the year!You will need three number locks for this quest. Directions are included to use this set without these locks! You will also need three boxes. This can be a plastic or metal tool box, but any box will work- even a cardboard box! Directions and photos are included for how to set up the boxes and locks or how to use a version without locks. You do not need 3 boxes and 3 locks per group! It’s three boxes and three locks for the entire class.Included in the Quest file of this resource, you will find:
After many years as a classroom teacher I made a big leap to a specialist's job. I became a STEM Lab Specialist in 2013 and quickly discovered I had no resources. I literally started from scratch creating my own lessons for 17 classes of third, fourth, and fifth graders. It was slightly overwhelming. Okay, a lot overwhelming! After several months of creating new STEM resources for my classes I really felt that my lessons could be a lifesaver for busy teachers - like you! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and store. Look around- I know you will find something that will suit your class perfectly!
"As always, with this resource you provided a comprehensive, user friendly, and truly awesome product! My students were beyond excited to try this challenge. Thank you for creating another slam dunk activity!"
Resource Creator & Teacher
Have you always known you were going to be a teacher? I sure have! I grew up in Germany and can still remember playing school with our neighbors that only spoke German. Somehow, kids can play even when they cannot understand each other. My dream to be a teacher continued right into high school and I really thought I would teach upper level math. But, you know, something about working in an elementary school just kept enticing me in that direction. I have taught third, fourth, and fifth grade and I'm now a STEM Specialist. I have two adult children and three fur babies. I love reading and cats and coffee and getting up early. My husband and I are slowly checking off visits to all the places on our bucket list. (Australia we are headed your way soon!)