Density Escape Room

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“The aquarium has recently acquired a special underwater submersible camera that allows you to explore the tank. However, they have it securely locked away. Only those who are able to demonstrate their knowledge of density will gain special access to the camera. Can you crack the security code or will you miss out on this awesome experience?”

Immerse your students in a fun, engaging, learning experience with the Density Escape Room! We have created a unique experience that will leave a lasting, positive impression on your students.

  Density Escape Room- Kesler Science

Standards Covered:

  • TEKS: 6 B – Matter has physical properties that can be used for classification. Students are expected to calculate density to identify an unknown substance
  • NGSS: MS PS1-3– Each pure substance has characteristic physical properties (for any bulk quantity under given conditions) that can be used to identify it
  • NGSS: MS PS1-4 Cause and effect relationships may be used to predict phenomena in natural or designed systems

Students will need to have an understanding of how to calculate the density of regular-shaped and irregular-shaped objects. They will also need to know the density of water in order to be successful with this escape room.

Density Escape Room- Kesler Science

How it works:

Unlike many escape rooms, the teacher is in total control on which of the 8 puzzles they want to use and in which order to use them. They are designed using modules, with each puzzle independent of the others. There are several ways to play the games, so the teacher will need to decide which approach is best for their students. You have the option to do as many or as few of the puzzles as you choose, in any order. This is great for differentiating, and for shorter or longer class periods. We recommend 5-6 puzzles for a 40 minute class period.

 

  • 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!

Density Escape Room- Kesler Science

Materials Needed:

The escape room can be run in several different ways.
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 from the puzzles chosen (included)
  • Mirror or reflective surface (cell phone camera would work)

2. For a more authentic escape room, each group will also need the following, instead of manila envelopes:

Density Escape Room- Kesler Science

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)

Density Escape Room- Kesler Science

You can purchase the Density Escape Room here.

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!

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