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
Help student teams to assign roles and get organized.
Set up the classroom the day before the mission. See
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
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
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.
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.