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Calling all arachnid lovers- this Escape Room is for you! It's all about spiders and solving tasks and puzzles. Your students will love racing from clue to clue and then unlocking the boxes to get their next task. Best of all- this Escape Room culminates with a STEM Challenge!
STEM Escape Rooms are escape room quests 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.
Perfect for Halloween and October or anytime! For this Escape Room, the information within the tasks is all about spiders! It’s an Unlock the Box Challenge with a Science-based and/or Halloween theme!
Box 1 will be solved by students completing math problems to solve a riddle. The riddle’s answer will lead to clues and the lock code. After unlocking the box, they are led to Task 2. This one involves using small spiders on a coordinated grid to determine which spider to find. That spider will lead them to a clue and the lock code. Task 3 involves sorting facts about insects and spiders and unscrambling letters to form a word. The word leads to a display and the lock code.
BUT there is MORE! Included in this Escape Room is a STEM Challenge! You can use the challenge as a stand-alone project or use it with the Escape Room. One option with the combination of the Escape Room and STEM Challenge is to award the first team to unlock all the boxes with more materials. The second place team gets a little less and so on. The STEM Challenge involves spiders, too!
Included in the Escape Room file of this resource, you will find:
Included in the STEM Challenge of this resource, you will find:
Your Prep for this event includes: Printing, laminating, and cutting out spider information cards, student directions cards, box labels, grid task and its directions, spider strips task, and spider displays. Also printing and cutting apart the math page. You will also need to set up the boxes and displays.
The total page count for this download is 77.
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!"
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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!)