# ALEX Learning Activity

## Zoo Summer Camp Mystery

A Learning Activity is a strategy a teacher chooses to actively engage students in learning a concept or skill using a digital tool/resource.

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This learning activity provided by:
 Author: Carol McLaughlin System: Hoover City School: Greystone Elementary School
General Activity Information
 Activity ID: 1616 Title: Zoo Summer Camp Mystery Digital Tool/Resource: K-2 Digital Breakout Web Address – URL: https://sites.google.com/hcs-students.net/birminghamzoosummercampmystery/home Overview: This activity is a digital breakout to enhance a unit with animal standards or for classes that have a field trip to the Birmingham Zoo. It can be used before or after the field trip or during the unit. It is an activity that will build collaborative and critical thinking. It can be used as a whole group activity for K-2 classrooms or for teachers/classrooms that are not familiar to digital breakouts. It can be an activity for small groups in K-5 rooms if students are familiar with digital breakouts. This Learning Activity was created in partnership with the Birmingham Zoo.
Associated Standards and Objectives
Content Standard(s):
Learning Objectives:

The students will:

• use information on the digital breakout to solve problems.
• analyze patterns and apply observations.
• work collaboratively in groups for a common goal: breaking out.
• build inferencing skills by reading the mystery and clues and then using these clues to solve the digital breakout.
• enhance communication skills by working together in pairs, groups, or a whole class to complete and solve the digital breakout.
• use high-order thinking skills and perseverance to solve the mystery/problem posed in the digital breakout.
• solve word problems that call for the addition of three whole numbers whose sum is less than or equal to 20. Students may use objects, a drawing, or equations to represent the problem.
Strategies, Preparations and Variations