Digital Version: Human Reproduction & Anatomy Breakaway

Always wanted to do a breakout but didn’t have the locks or boxes to do so? Now, thanks to Sahvanna Mease and Mary Mullikin of Colorado, you can do just that using Google Forms! How cool is that…less prep, less expense, but just as fun! Even cooler, the same materials are used as in the original version of Human Reproduction & Anatomy Breakaway! Thank you for the adaptations, ladies!


  • Show students a video explaining conception such as this one to introduce them to the concept as well as many of the terms they will see and hear as they review this topic. Hopefully, much of these terms are familiar to them. I will usually show this at the end of the period the day before I have students do the breakaway review. I also briefly explain the breakaway concept so they aren’t completely caught off guard the next day.


  • Printed copies of handouts: one per group
  • iPads or Electronic Devices with QR Code Reader App: one per group
  • Pencils, Crayons, Colored pencils–Materials necessary to complete challenges (these may vary)
  • Prizes or Congratulation Signs (optional)

Instructional Procedures

  • Give the breakaway form link for groups to access.
  • Hand out the Challenges (in folders or one by one as completed).
  • Students enter the codes into the google form to move on instead of actual locks.


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5 comments for “Digital Version: Human Reproduction & Anatomy Breakaway

  1. Katherine
    May 8, 2019 at 10:27 am

    I had a question – what size are your groups for this activity? I was thinking either groups of 2 or groups of 4. I wasn't sure if groups of 2 was too small (meaning that there would be LOTS of groups), but I wasn't sure if groups of 4 were too big (meaning people in the group wouldn't have something to do). What have you found works best regarding group size?

    • K.Graybill
      May 8, 2019 at 7:59 pm

      Typically I try to have groups of 4 students, sometimes a group of three if there is an odd number. I have never tried groups of two, but I imagine it would work. Also, I always assign students to their groups to get a good mix of personalities. Good luck!

  2. kathy
    September 30, 2019 at 9:10 am

    My students do not have the QR there a way to do this activity without it? If they did have this, what would they be scanning?? Thanks.

    • K.Graybill
      September 30, 2019 at 4:42 pm

      For the digital version, you do not need to have a QR app as all of the documents are provided for the students. The QR code was only necessary for the the original box/lock breakout to complete the male/female reproductive systems diagrams. Those diagrams can actually be found on TeensHealth

      • kathy
        October 1, 2019 at 3:16 pm

        Thank you!!

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