“Your friend loves practical jokes and has locked you in a room filled with his funny memes and various games. You must use your knowledge of Newton’s laws of motion to decode the riddles and escape the room. You have less than an hour to solve all of the puzzles and make it to your bus on time. Can you outsmart this prankster?! Let’s do this!”
Immerse your students in a fun, engaging, learning experience with the Newton’s Laws Escape Room! We have created a unique experience that will leave a lasting, positive impression on your students.
- TEKS: 8.6 C: Investigate and describe applications of Newton’s three laws of motion such as in vehicle restraints, sports activities, amusement park rides, Earth’s tectonic activities, and rocket launches
- NGSS: MS PS2: Examine Forces and Interactions related to Newton’s Laws of Motion
- NGSS: MS PS 2-1: Apply Newton’s Third Law to design a solution to a problem involving the motion of two colliding objects.
- NGSS: MS PS 2-2: Plan an investigation to provide evidence that the change in an object’s motion depends on the sum of the forces on the object and the mass of the object.
Students will need to be able to identify each of the three laws and apply them to real-world scenarios in order to be successful with this escape room. They will also need to know the following vocabulary before playing the game: inertia, force, mass, acceleration, and friction.
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)
- Scrabble pieces (not required, but adds to the experience)
2. For a more authentic escape room, each group will also need the following, instead of manila envelopes:
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!