during the Mission? - A Snapshot
During the e-Mission there are five student teams
with 2 to 8 students on a team: Communications
Team (2), Radiation Team (4-8), Storm Team (4-8),
Life Suport (4- 8), and Crisis Management Team
The number of students in your class will
determine the number of teams and student assignments.
Each team should have a separate table or group
of desks to work at. The Communications Team should
be located towards the front of the room. The
Crisis Management Team should be located in the
back or center of the room.
It is important to arrange the team areas in the
room so that team messengers can walk to and from
the other teams as needed, without interfering
with the ongoing work and without tripping on
computer or printer cables. In addition, the team
areas should be positioned to allow everyone to
observe the large projection screen in front of
Every four to five minutes the Storm, Radiation,
and Life Support Teams receive data via computer.
After a team receives its data, team members make
the appropriate calculations, complete the charts
and graphs, assess the situation, and complete
Report Forms. The team messengers will take a
copy of the Report Form to the Crisis Management
and the Communications Team. The Crisis Management
Team will analyze the situation based upon the
reports it receives and then its messenger will
carry a report to the Communications Team for
transmission to Mission Control.