Brand new online escape room launched by Tropical World
If you’ve got bored, restless children at home who love all things animals then this brand new activity launched by Tropical World will definitely be worth checking out!
Due to COVID-19, Tropical World zoo remains closed under current national lockdown restrictions.
However, fear not as Leeds City Council’s Zoo Education Officer has been creating a range of digital educational material to share with you all.
The first to be launched was the Tropical World online escape room designed for 8-11 year olds or for families to complete together. Whilst being both entertaining and challenging, it also links in with the Key Stage 2 National Curriculum and therefore is an ideal home learning resource whilst schools are closed.
We completed this yesterday after seeing it on North Leeds Mumbler and Wakefield Mumbler and loved doing it! My Year 4 Mini Mumbler really enjoyed working out the clues and unlocking the next level.
It is a cross-curricular activity and covers a wide range of topics including science, with a focus on habitats and classification; English, with reading and retrieving information involved; Maths as there’s a hidden puzzle to solve and counting; and computing skills as the activity has been designed digitally.
The aim of the activity is to “find the missing meerkat” within 60 minutes, so you could set a timer and compete with friends or other family members to see who can find it in the quickest time. You can download the activity for free here
PLEASE NOTE: There appears to be a glitch on Google Drive which means the PowerPoint doesn’t work as it should for the second and third activity. You need to DOWNLOAD the activity (by clicking the downward arrow in the top right hand corner) and it should work fine on PowerPoint.
Hopefully zoos will be able to open their doors to you again in the not too distant future, but until then, this is your chance to digitally transport yourself into one of Leeds’ most loved zoos, Tropical World.
KS1 ESCAPE ROOM LAUNCHED
Following the success of the KS2 Escape Room, there is also now one for younger animal lovers aged 5 to 7!