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Teacher's Checklist
Schedule the mission with the Challenger Learning Center. For more information see Contact Us in the Overview section..
Review the math, language arts, and science content associated with the mission, such as plotting ordered pairs on x, y, axis, planetary information, and reading and listening practice.
Test the computer/ videoconference link with the Challenger Learning Center at least one week before Mission Day. For more information see Technology Setup.
Introduce the mission to the students. To do so, you may want to use the Teacher’s PowerPoint.
Assign students to teams. Complete the school and student application process. For more information see Overview of Teams in the Student Materials section.
Help student teams to assign roles and get organized.
Set up the classroom the day before the mission. See Classroom Setup.
Communication station set up - 1 system for audio/video communication.
Cargo, Navigation, and Transmissions Specialists work areas with all materials available. Set up tables and chairs. Floor plan should permit teams to work separately. A team member from each team should be able to walk easily between each team's area and the Communications Team. This arrangement permits an uninterrupted "communication flow."
Teams assign roles and get organized:
Planet Teams assigned for Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. Each Planet Team consists of Cargo, Navigation, and Transmissions Specialists. (4-5 students)
Cargo Specialists assigned (1-2 students)
Transmissions Specialists assigned (1-2 students)
Navigation Specialists assigned (1-2 students)
Help students to make room decorations, patches, and posters for the wall.
Link up with Mission Control at the Challenger Learning Center at least 20 minutes before the live simulation.
(Optional) Print and ask your students to complete the Student's Evaluation Form after the mission. Mail it to the Challenger Learning Center.
(Optional) Print and complete the Teacher's Evaluation Form after the mission.Feel free to send this to us for our records and to help our future curriculum development.
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The Challenger Learning Center’s innovative program for digital learning, the e-Mission™, provides teachers with curriculum aligned with state and national standards and a mission conducted via distance learning. e-Missions are designed around best practice models and principles derived from the latest educational research.

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