What is Breakout EDU?

   Breakout EDU is a platform for learning games that are similar to escape rooms. Escape rooms are places people pay to go where they are "trapped" in a room and have to solve clues in order to get more clues or to solve a series of locks in order to escape. During Breakout EDU, students have to break into a box using a series of clues in order to be successful. This website is a digital breakout. Everything you need to solve the combinations is hidden somewhere on this site. Using the clues and links provided, as well as your knowledge or research of electricity, will help you successfully breakout!

    The entire power grid has been wiped out. Imagine a life with no electricity! No video games! No TV! No Internet! You are one of the only ones left with any electricity, and your source is dwindling. The only way to permanently restore power is to find the codes to each of the "locks" in the form at the bottom of this page. Hurry before it's too late! 

What is Electricity?
    Electricity is a type of energy caused by a flow of charged particles, including electrons or protons. An electrical circuit is a path through which electricity flows. If the circuit is broken or disrupted, it prevents the flow of electricity. Certain materials allow electricity to flow freely. These materials are called conductors, and usually include materials made of metal. Materials that do not allow electricity to flow freely are called insulators, which includes materials made of plastic, glass, wood, etc. 
    Electricity can be found in nature or man-made. There are two main types of electricity, current electricity and static electricity. Energy can be created using wind, sun, water, or magnetism. 
    No matter the source of energy, electrical energy can be transformed into light (radiant), motion (mechanical), and to produce heat (thermal).

Historical Contributions to Electricity
    It wasn't until the late 1800's and early 1900's that electricity started rapidly changing the way people lived. Although many scientists contributed to the science of electricity, three scientists are well-known for their contributions, Michael Faraday, Ben Franklin, and Thomas Edison