“You are trapped inside a room with the world’s biggest hypochondriac. She complains of every ailment and won’t unlock the door until you’ve answered all of her questions about the body systems. Can you prove that you know more about the body systems than her? Or, will you be doomed to listen to her complain for hours on end? Solve the body system clues and get out of there!”
Immerse your students in a fun, engaging, learning experience with the Body Systems Escape Room! We have created a unique experience that will leave a lasting, positive impression on your students.
- TEKS 7.12 B– Identify the main functions of the systems of the human organism, including the circulatory, respiratory, skeletal, muscular, digestive, excretory, reproductive, integumentary, nervous, and endocrine systems
- NGSS: MS LS1-1-Conduct an investigation to provide evidence that living things are made of cells; either one cell or many different numbers and types of cells.
- NGSS MS LS1-2-Develop and use a model to describe the function of a cell as a whole and ways parts of cells contribute to the function.
Students will need to have an understanding of the structure and function of each of the different body systems in order to be successful with this escape room.
How it works:
- Break up the class into teams of 2-4 students
- Play the challenge video provided
- After deciding how many puzzles to use, give each group a separate manila envelope. Using manilla envelopes is the least expensive option. You can also use locks and boxes. Locks are not required to run this escape room, but it can provide a more authentic experience. A lockout hasp will save you from needing to buy multiple boxes per group.
- The remaining puzzles stay in a different area where students can check them in and out
- Start the timer!
- The teacher will check their codes by the students writing them down on the provided answer sheet, or use the digital lock using Google Forms. More details on how to use this electronically are provided.
- Once the students have solved the puzzles, they will open the last envelope containing their prize!
1. The least expensive option is to use manila envelopes for the puzzles. All the directions are provided. Each group will also need:
- All printed materials (included)
- Mirror or reflective surface (cell phone camera would work)
- Optional – UV pen and flashlight
- Red Cellophane Wrap – alternatively, you could use a clear page protector and red sharpie
2. For a more authentic escape room, each group will also need the following, instead of manila envelopes:
- Lockout Hasp
- Four, 4-digit locks
- One, 3 digit lock
- One directional lock
- One, Storage box with a place for the lockout hasp
Included in your purchase:
- Teacher directions
- Editable templates for the teacher to modify
- Detailed answer key for each puzzle
- Student answer key
- Digital answer key (Google Form) that is great for 1:1 or Google Classrooms. Replaces paper answer key if you choose, but not necessary
- Video challenge to set the mood for the challenge
- 8 unique puzzles with all printable props
- A list of over 50 ideas for prizes
- Reward templates
- 30 unique signs to hold up for the picture at the end (plus, editable template)
More science escape room products are being released. A completed bundle of 36 different escape rooms, covering a wide range of standards and concepts will be finished by August 2018. You can purchase the bundle at a 30% discount, and receive access to each escape room product as it is released!
Teachers are sharing their ideas and experiences using hashtags #keslerscience and #scienceescape on Twitter and Instagram, and on the Kesler Science Professional Learning Network on Facebook. See you there!