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Escape Room!

Save the Planet!

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Oh no! Our planet is in danger! I need your help to complete all the missions and complete the clue code to save the planet! There's no time to waste! Let's go!

Save the planet!

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Energy

Animals

Climate

We will need to complete all 4 missions to save the planet. Where should we start?

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Earth

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There are so many different types of energy found on Earth! Some examples are fossil fuels, nuclear power, and clean energy alternatives! Have you heard of these before? Let's see if you can help me answer these questions about energy!

Energy

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Look closely at the image for 5 clues!

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Clean Energy Alternatives! Most families use fossil fuels like coal, oil, and natural gas to power and heat their homes. However, they come with a cost of pollution and destruction of natural habitat. To help save our planet, we can use cleaner energy alternatives like wind, solar, and hydro power!

Fossil Fuels Fossil fuels are a type of natural resource. These are sources of energy we mine out of the ground, like coal, oil, and natural gas. Most people heavily rely on fossil fuels to heat their homes and generate electricity. These natural resources make it easy to get energy in our homes, but they are very bad for our environment because the mining destroys ecosystems and burning them causes pollution.

Energy Transformations The Law of Conservation of Energy tells us that energy is neither created nor destroyed. This means that when energy seems to disappear, it is actually just being transformed into a different kind of energy passed onto another object. There are many kinds of energy like mechanical, electrical, thermal, and more!

Potential Energy Objects have more potential energy the higher above the ground they are! Think of it like the "potential" that gravity can have an effect on them.

Fission vs. Fusion Nuclear power plants are a common source of energy for many people around the world. However, due to their extremely reactive nature, they can be extremely dangerous.Fission reactions are used in nuclear power plants when a larger radioactive element is split into 2 smaller elements. Fusion reactions are found on the sun when small elements slam together extremely fast and "fuse" together!

1. In which situation does the basketball have the most potential energy?

2. Which situation is showing a transformation of thermal energy?

3. Which image is showing the use of fossil fuels?

4. Which picture shows a fission reaction that is used in a nuclear power plant?

5. Which clean energy alternative is showing hydro power?

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The wind is in your favor! Move on to the next mission to help us save the planet!

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You got the first digit!

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Due to a storm, an electrical fire broke out!

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Introduction

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Our amazing planet is made up of many different layers that move around and help us survive! We have unique molecules that are the building blocks of all living things, like nitrogen, carbon, phosphorus, and water!Depending on where you live, you might experience how volitile Earth can be through earthquakes and volcanoes!Let's see how much we can learn about our Earth's structure!

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Search around to find 5 clues to help you with the upcoming mission about Earth!

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Earth's Layers The Earth is made up of 4 different layers! Those layers from the inside out are called inner core, outer core, mantle, and crust!

Volcanoes There are 3 common types of volcanoes! Shield volcanoes are usually wider and short volcanoes with runny lava. Composite volcanoes are tall and wide volcanoes that erupt billowing smoke called a pyroclastic flow.Cinder cone volcanoes can be tall and erupt with chunks of flying rocks called cinders!

Elements of Life! All living things are made up of many different elements that help them survive in different ways.There are 6 elements necessary for all life to exist and they are carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, sulfur, and phosphorus!

Tectonic Plates! A long long long time ago, the Earth's land masses were all stuck together as one piece! Over time, the land masses moved apart like floating puzzle pieces! We call those plate pieces tectonic plates.

Earth's Atmosphere Earth's atmosphere is made up of several layers. The ground layer we live on is called the troposphere! As you go up towards space, you would then go through the stratosphere, mesosphere, thermosphere, and exosphere!

crust

1. Which one of Earth's layers do you live on?

outer core

mantle

It controls the temperature

2. Why is Earth's ozone layer so important to our survival?

It keeps the aliens away

It shields us from the sun's harmful radiation

Mount Hood - Oregon

3. What is the tallest volcano in the United States?

Mount Rainier - Washington

Mount Hood - Washington

matching fossil records from both sides of the ocean

4. What evidence do scientists have to prove that the land masses were once together?

cave drawings from a long time ago

the animals from one land mass were seen swimming across the ocean to the other land mass

nitrogen

5. Which element must be present for something to be considered "organic" ?

gold

carbon

The air is clean and the trees are producing oxygen, you've saved the planet's lung.

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The overheating of the planet has led to devastating forest fires.

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There are many different species of animals that make our planet so incredible! These animals live in a wide variety of ecosystems across the world!Scientists have studyied the way animals have changed over time. Let's see if we can put the pieces together!

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Scan the ecosystem for 5 clues about animals!

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Native, Invasive, and Endemic Species All organisms are original to somewhere on Earth. When an organism is living in it's original and natural habitat, then we call it native. When organisms are native to only one location on Earth, then it is called endemic. Sometimes organisms are forced out of their habitat or are accidentally transported somewhere new, in which case they are then called invasive and can be very harmful to native species.

Food Webs We have all referenced the "food chain" at some point in casual conversation. Plants exist at the bottom of the food chain and are called producers.Animals that eat the plants are herbivores and are called the primary consumers.Animals that eat the primary consumers are carnivores and are called secondary consumers.Any carnivore that eats secondary consumers are called tertiary consumers. The higher up the food chain an animal is, the more meals it needs to eat to get all the energy it needs!Because of this, we typically don't see very many animals that are high up on the food chain.

Biodiversity Some places on Earth have very little life. Some places on Earth are overflowing with life! The variety of different species or organisms in one area is called biodiversity.

Biotic vs. Abiotic Our planet is filled with two types of things: living and non-living. We call all living organisms "biotic", like animals, plants, fungi, and bacteria! Even after an organism dies, it is still considered biotic.Things that are non-living are considered "abiotic", like water, air, and rocks!

Natural Selection Organisms have changed dramatically over time.One famous scientist named Charles Darwin spent his life studying those changes. When an organisms changes naturally in the wild by "survival of the fittest", it is called natural selection.When humans forcefully breed organisms for certain traits, it is called artificial selection.

1. Which part of the ecosystem is biotic?

2. Which ecosystem has the highest biodiversity?

3. Which animal is considered endemic?

4. Which organism is considered a producer?

5. Which is an example of natural selection?

Giraffes can live peacefully on the plains, get food and enjoy a well-kept habitat.

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The planet's environmental situation is putting giraffes at risk of extinction.

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Earth has undergone drastic climate changes throughout it's life. However, humans have been causing excess climate change which is causing disasterous results for life on Earth.Hurry on to see how humans are disrupting our Earth's climate!

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Ocean Acidification When carbon dioxide mixes with ocean water, a chemical reaction breaks down the natural molecules in the water that help sea creatures build strong shells.When this happens, the pH of the ocean water becomes more acidic and drops lower on the pH scale.This process is called ocean acidification.

Greenhouse GasesGreenhouse gases are gases with a special property that allows them to trap heat.Many greenhouse gases are released into the atmosphere from burning fossil fuels at power plants like coal, oil, and natural gas. Humans also emit greenhouse gases from traveling in vehicles like cars, trucks, trains, busses, planes, and boats.

Coral Bleaching As the ocean temperatures rise, it is killing many species of coral that make up coral reefs.Corals are animals that feed from algae that live on their bodies and makes food through photosynthesis.As the water temperature increases, the algae on their bodies dies and the corals can no longer eat.Over time, they turn white from malnutrition and eventually die. This is called coral bleaching.

Solar and Terrestrial RadiationSolar radiation is emitted by the sun and absorbed by the Earth.Terrestrial radiation is emitted by the Earth in equal amounts it absorbed from the sun.

Tree RingsStudying tree rings is a way that scientists can learn about Earth's climate while that tree was alive.The distance between 2 rings is a time span of 1 year.Thick rings mean that year was warm with a lot of rainfall with lots of growth.Thin rings mean that year was cold or dry with minimal growth.

Humans throwing their garbage out on the streets and oceans

Humans burning fossil fuels from power plants and vehicles.

Humans burning too many candles in their homes.

this one

1. Which human activity is the greatest cause of climate change from greenhouse gases?

This one

this one

Corals are animals that die as the algae on their bodies that feed them die from increasing ocean temperatures.

Corals are plants that die because they get over exposed to sunlight causing them to burn.

True

Corals are plants that get bleached from parasitic algae absorbing all their nutrients.

2. Select the statement that is true about coral bleaching.

true

true

Ocean acidification is not very harmful to any sea creatures because they can adapt.

Ocean acidification is when the ocean water raises higher on the pH scale and can cause sea creatures' shells to build up stronger.

Ocean acidification is when the ocean water drops lower on the pH scale and can cause sea creatures' shells to break down.

This one

3. Which statement is true about ocean acidification?

This one

this one

Thicker tree rings represent a cold climate that year.

Thicker tree rings represent a large forest fire that went through the area.

4. When scientists study tree rings, what do thicker layers represent?

This

this

this

Thicker tree rings represent a warm and wet climate that year.

Solar radiation is emitted by the earth and terrestrial radiation is emitted by the sun.

Solar and terrestrial radiation are not real.

Solar radiation is radiation emitted by the sun and terrestrial radiation is emitted by the earth.

true

5. Which statement is true about solar and terrestrial radiation?

true

true

Global warming has subsided and the poles have stopped melting.

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The greenhouse effect is causing the poles to melt.

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Look in the application vault for the application to enter the full code and access your reward!You will need to give this code to your teacher on the Microsoft Form to earn your reward.

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Humans' environmental footprint has been reduced. The world is now a more environmentally friendly place where life thrives

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