Daily Archives: August 14, 2022

Free: The Chrysalids- Chapter 1 Interactive Breakout Game


The Chrysalids Game for Chapter 1 is the perfect addition to any novel unit!

According to research, using games when teaching increases student participation, comprehension, as well as fostering emotional and social learning.

Today’s 21st- century student needs to be fully engaged in learning to gain knowledge and then apply it in meaningful ways. Many teachers find that traditional comprehension questions are not engaging and often do not reinforce understanding. Both teacher and student often find answering the traditional chapter questions tedious and uninteresting.   

Help your students become fully engaged with John Wyndham’s “The Chrysalids” by incorporating these short, fun games into your unit.  

This game is also available as a bundle to save you time and money. Check out the bundle and where games for every chapter in the novel are included. Click here.

The game includes 25 quality questions that check the student’s understanding and are varied to include:  

  • Important vocabulary and terms
  • Symbolism
  • Irony
  • Foreshadow
  • Literary elements
  • Plot 
  • Characters
  • Quotes
  • Everything you would ask in traditional comprehension questions

The breakout room includes clues and answers for the teacher. The teacher can give students hints if they struggle in their quests.

The games created are interactive, engaging, and varied to maintain student interest. Each game includes a different theme with different challenges. Some games have game-show quiz-style questions, while others are like mini breakout rooms. Even better, the games require no preparation for the teacher. Other than an internet connection, nothing else is required! Merely share the game link with students, and they’re off to work on their own. The games also inform students of the correct answer to all questions, so they will learn the necessary information before moving on to subsequent material.

Students can play these games as a group or individually. Create a class challenge to see who can complete the games in less time. The possibilities are endless! These games are also a great way to engage students in learning online.

The activities will take 5 to 20 minutes, depending on the game and the student’s abilities.

I love doing this activity at the beginning of my lessons to review the previous chapter, which facilitates discussions and class activities.

The games can be played on any PC, laptop or tablet, Smartphone, Mac, or Chromebook. Anything that can access the internet can be used to access the games.  

You may also be interested in the following products:

❒ Analyze This!

❒ Short Story Bundle

❒ I Have, Who Has? Game for Teaching Figurative Language & Poetry

❒ ELA Literature Study Unit

❒ Figurative Language & Poetic Devices Jeopardy

It’s teaching made easy!

Total Pages
1 Game
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
30 minutes

FREE SCIENCE LESSON – “Engineering STEM Challenge – Fish Art Display! – (Forces – Magnetism)”

by One Stop STEM Shop – NGSS Science STEM Resources
3rd – 5th Grade

Here is an engineering design challenge that demonstrates how to design a solution to a problem that uses the balanced forces of gravity and magnetism! Great for just an isolated engineering challenge or to integrate your science focus on forces- magnetism/gravity and engineering!

The “Design and Build a Fish Art Gallery” lesson encourages students to work in pairs to design, build, and test a solution to an artist’s dilemma of displaying his fish art in a way that the Art Gallery guests can view the fish from all sides (360 degrees).

He has hired the Matisse Engineers, Inc. to come up with a solution to this problem.

Unfortunately there are some constraints.

His Fish Masterpieces must be up and on display in 30 minutes, and he only found a few items around the art gallery that may helpful in achieving this magical display.

What’s Included in this challenge:

  • Lesson Plan with NGSS Standards, Objectives, Learner Outcomes, Differentiation, —Potential Scaffolding and Assessment
  • Problem & Task Announcement printout for students
  • Diagram Templates
  • Step-by-Step Description of Fish Art Display Worksheet
  • Design Reflection Worksheet
  • Magnetic or Not Magnetic T-chart
  • Paper Fish Templates
  • Engineering Design Process Rubric


Here’s a FREE Engineering Design Process Posters – Elementary Version w/ Student Print-outs

Check out our shop’s STEM Notebooks to keep your students’ STEM Curriculum Organized!

Integrate Math by adding a budget to this project using our Elementary Engineering Project Material Cost Analysis

Here’s some other engineering challenges! We’ve got a TON more STEM resources in our store!

Kinder STEM: Plants & Animals Meet their Needs Mini Unit & Engineering Challenge

Engineering Push and Pull Toys!- Kindergarten- Forces and Motion-NGSS- Science

Biomimicry Lesson & Engineering Design Challenge – 1st Grade NGSS

Communicating with Light & Sound Lesson + Engineering Design Challenge

Seed Dispersal Engineering Design Challenge- NGSS


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