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 Teacher's Toolkit


Scope and Sequence
Lesson Plans

Your "To-do" List
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Your "To-do" List


Image of a checkbox. Contact us to schedule the date for the mission with the Challenger Learning Center.
Image of a checkbox. Use the lesson plans and scope and sequence to prepare your students well in advance of the mission date. The typical timeframe is two weeks before the mission. 
Image of a checkbox. Test the computer/videoconference link with the Challenger Learning Center’s Mission Control at least one week before mission day. See Technology Requirements.
Image of a checkbox. During the test connection, be sure to also test each team's computer to assure that the flash-based Communications Center is working properly.
Image of a checkbox. Be sure to practice for the mission. Assign students to teams and print out all the materials. Run a “mini-mission” until the students are fluent in conducting all the math calculations correctly. See Pre-Mission Prep Lesson Plans.


Image of a checkbox. Set up the classroom the day before the mission, if you have not already done so for the mini-mission. See How to Set up the Classroom. Help students to make room decorations and posters for the wall.
Image of a checkbox. Print out table tents for each team.
Image of a checkbox. Be sure you have plenty of report forms for each team (and cut them apart!). You can print these here. Ideally, use a different color of paper for each team.
Image of a checkbox. Remember calculators and rulers. Students may need them.
Image of a checkbox. Link with the Challenger Learning Center at least 20 minutes before the mission if possible.
Image of a checkbox. Keep a copy of the Mission Day Answer Key handy.


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