eMissions are simulated, problem-based, learning adventures delivered right into the classroom via distance learning technology. With the use of the internet and video conferencing equipment, these “live” scenarios are conducted in your classroom by a Flight Director at Mission Control from the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska. The eMission is a student-centered, team-based interactive educational experience that uses scientifically accurate data to solve problems. Participating classes assemble as emergency response teams and then connect via technology to the Flight Director at Mission Control. All teams work together with Mission Control to handle the problem situation as the scenario unfolds. Every few minutes, new data is received in the classroom via satellite. Teams will then use this data to perform calculations, create graphs, and assess the situation. The expert teams will then update Mission Control and make recommendations based on their analysis.
In development, Alaska on Alert! Funded in part by Alaska Space Grant- For Grades 7-12
- 3-5 Computers with internet access (number will vary depending on class size)