||Schedule the date
for the mission with the Challenger
Learning Center via the
online registration form or via
phone at 304-243-8740.
||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.
computer/videoconference link with
the Challenger Learning Center’s mission control at least one week
before mission day. See
||During the test
connection, be sure to also test each
team's computer to assure that the
Communications Center is
||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
Prep Lesson Plans.
FOR THE MISSION
||Set up the
classroom the day before the mission, if
you have not already done so for the
How to Set up the Classroom. Help
students to make room decorations and
posters for the wall.
||Be sure you have
plenty of report forms for each team
(and cut them apart!). Ideally, use a
different color of paper for each team.
calculators and rulers. Students may
||Link with the
Challenger Learning Center at
least 20 minutes before the mission.