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The #petrikcodeweek Escape Room

By
Éva, EU Code Week teacher in
Hungary

Our
school is located in the capital, Budapest, we are a vocational school
specialized in IT, Chemistry and Environment protection. This year our Code Week
activities focus on two goals: involving non-IT students and as many girls as
possible. That is why we interpreted coding in a broader sense: for us it is
equal to many 21st century skills such as problem solving, logical thinking and
sequencing.

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During
the week, one of the tasks we most worked on was making an escape room out of
our school library. The main story behind the room is that our school is being
attacked by a group of zombie hackers and the students have 20 minutes to solve
the mysteries, find the key and open the box containing the serum that could
save all of us.

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The
4 tasks all focus on logical thinking outside the box. These are:

– Hidden
message on the photo of our school namegiver (written in baking soda, if
sprayed with curcuma, it can be read)

– Decoding
a message with a wheel

– Lego
building- the bricks must be decoded using a Binary- ASC alphabet table

– Answering
questions using a calculator

All
the answers must be numbers, and  putting them in the right order gives
the library identifier of the book in which the key lies.

For
more info, live videos and pictures visit our school’s FB page: https://www.facebook.com/petriktiszk

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Resources:

https://legolibrarian.com/2017/06/14/tween-programming-escape-room-in-the-library/amp/

https://www.andnextcomesl.com/2016/03/free-printable-calculator-word-riddles-for-kids.html

http://qqcska.blogger.hu/cimke/lego

https://littlebinsforlittlehands.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/BinaryAlphabet.pdf

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