Virtual Escape Room
Virtual Escape Room
A Virtual Escape Room Adventure
North Dakota Space Grant Consortium
The NDSGC conducts the following activities at teacher workshops, K-12 outreach events, and with the STEM Ambassador program. Each lesson plan link connects to the activities' corresponding Google Drive folder. You should not need a Google account to access the materials.
Enjoy this series of activities that emphasizes creativity, teamwork, problem-solving, and communication!
Scroll down to explore the complete list.
Astronauts and engineers must work together in this historical simulation of distance and communication.
Students need to decide which talents and skills would be ideal during a spaceflight.
Establish your crew
Mars Rover Lander
Students use real NASA documentation to plan the landing site of Perseverance rover.
Strange New Planet
Students test different space suit materials to protect your astronaut from harsh solar conditions.
Students learn how astronauts on the ISS recycle water by building their own filters.
Water Filter Challenge
Students test their engineering skills to create this 3D shape with basic materials.
Students experiment with the properties of water by sticking pencils/pens through a bag.
Mass vs. Weight
Students work to save Mark Watney on Mars by safely delivering a payload of essential items.
Rocket to the Rescue
Students use their detective skills to match meteorite samples to its parent-body asteroid.
Students test mystery samples of liquid brought back by the Curiosity Rover. Which is water?
Water on Mars
Students use mini marshmallows and toothpicks to build the night sky through various constellations.
Make a Windsock
Students learn the difference between accuracy and precision in this hands-on activity.
Accuracy & Precision
Students explore moons of our solar system with this NGSS middle school lesson plan.
Students work with a set list of simple materials to replicate the end of the ISS CanadArm.
Students make a scale of the solar system. Will they correctly guess how far apart the planets are?
Pocket Solar System
Students analyze remote sensing images from across the solar system and compare them to Earth's.
Solar System Process
Students work to decipher where they would land a Mars lander to set up a human settlement.
What's in the wind?
Students experiment with different materials to test which would warm water the most.
Students use everyday materials to build a model atom - learn about electrons, neutrons, and protons.
Build an Atom
Students create these mini-holograms, then describe what is happening in terms of physics.
Students create their own parachute to safely land a payload on a planet (egg drop).
Make a Parachute
Students simulate a capsule docking on the International Space Station via a coding program.
Coding Lesson: ISS
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