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Are your elementary students loving Escape Rooms or Locked Box challenges? Mine beg for more! STEM Escape Rooms are locked box missions that involve solving riddles and tasks to find clues to open a locked box. Students work together to find the keywords that lead to the needed information to unlock a lock. And, a STEM Challenge is included!
For this Escape Room, the information within the tasks is all about the United States Space Shuttle Missions. It’s an Unlock the Box Challenge with a Science-based theme! And it includes a STEM Challenge!Box 1 will be solved by students reading through a data table containing information about all the shuttle missions. Their task to place certain events in chronological order which reveals a clue. After unlocking the box, they are led to Box 2. This one involves solving math problems to cover the next clue. Box 3 has a clue they can find by using a United States map to track specific locations astronauts might have seen as their orbit passed over the USA.You will need three locks for this quest. You need two number locks and one lock with a key. Directions are includedto use this set without these locks! You will also need three boxes. This can be a plastic or metal toolbox, but any box will work! Directions and photos are included for how to set up the boxes and locks or how to use a version without locks.Included in this resource you will find:
There is MORE! A STEM Challenge is included. Students will design a Space Robot following constraints requiring the robot to be useful for astronauts. The Challenge file includes:
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!)