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Challenger Learning Standards

Voyage to Mars | Rendezvous with a Comet


Although space exploration is our theme, it is not the purpose of the simulation but a vehicle to enhance the enjoyment of learning and exploring. By using simulation, students are asked to solve problems through team work, critical and creative problem solving, responsible decision making and the use of higher order thinking skills. Below is a list of just some of the topics and skills addressed in our training and simulation.

Voyage to Mars™


Common Core

5th Grade
6th Grade
7th Grade
8th Grade
Skill
RL.5. 1 RL.6. 1 RL.7. 1 RL.8. 1 Reading Literature
RI.5. 1, 3, 4, 7, 10
RI.6. 1, 3, 4, 7, 10 RI.7. 1, 3, 4, 7, 10
RI.8. 1, 3, 4, 7, 10
Informational text
RF.5. 3a, 4a ,4c



Foundations
W.5. 1b, 2b, 2d, 2e, 4, 7, 9b
W.6. 1b, 2b, 2d, 2e, 4, 7, 9b
W.7. 1b, 2b, 2d, 2e, 4, 7, 9b
W.8. 1b, 2b, 2d, 2e, 4, 7, 9b
Writing
SL.5. 1c, 1d, 2, 3
SL.6. 1c, 1d, 2, 3 SL.7. 1c, 1d, 2, 3 SL.8. 1c, 1d, 2, 3 Speaking Language
L.5. 2a, 2b, 2c, 2e, 4a, 4b, 4c
L.6. 2a, 2b L.7. 2a, 2b L.8. 2a, 2c Language
RH.(6-8). 2, 4, 7
RH.(6-8). 2, 4, 7 RH.(6-8). 2, 4, 7 RH.(6-8). 2, 4, 7 English, Literacy in History, Social Studies, Science and technologies
RST.(6-8). 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10
RST.(6-8). 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10 RST.(6-8). 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10 RST.(6-8). 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10
WHST.(6-8). 4, 5, 7, 8, 9
WHST.(6-8). 4, 5, 7, 8, 9 WHST.(6-8). 4, 5, 7, 8, 9 WHST.(6-8). 4, 5, 7, 8, 9
M.5.OA. 1,2
M.6.EE. 1,5,7 M.7.RP. 1,2d M.8.NS.7 Mathematics
M.5.NBT. 1,2,3b,4,6,7
M.6.NS. 2,3 M.7.NS. 1a


M.7.EE. 3

8.1.8.A.5
8.1.8.A.5 8.1.8.A.5 8.1.8.A.5 Technology
8.1.8.C.1
8.1.8.C.1
8.1.8.C.1
8.1.8.C.1
8.1.8.E.1
8.1.8.E.1
8.1.8.E.1
8.1.8.E.1
8.1.8.F.1
8.1.8.F.1
8.1.8.F.1
8.1.8.F.1
8.2.8.B.3
8.2.8.B.3
8.2.8.B.3
8.2.8.B.3
8.2.8.G.2
8.2.8.G.2
8.2.8.G.2
8.2.8.G.2


Next Generation Science Standards

5th Grade / Skill
6th Grade
7th Grade
8th Grade
Skill
5-PS1- 3


Matter and Its Interactions
5-PS2



Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions
5-ESS1- 1



Earth's Place in the Universe
3-5-ETS1- 1, 2



Engineering Design

MS-PS2- 2, 3, 4 MS-PS2- 2, 3, 4 MS-PS2- 2, 3, 4 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions

MS-LS1- 6, 8 MS-LS1- 6, 8 MS-LS1- 6, 8 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

MS-ESS1- 1, 2, 3
MS-ESS1- 1, 2, 3
MS-ESS1- 1, 2, 3 Earth's Place in the Universe

MS-ESS2- 3
MS-ESS2- 3 MS-ESS2- 3 Earth's Systems

MS-ETS1- 3
MS-ETS1- 3 MS-ETS1- 3 Engineering Design


Life Support

  • Reading and interpreting scientific gauges
    • Hygrometer - Measuring moisture in environment
    • Barometer - Monitoring changes in readings
    • Thermometer
    • Ammeter - Measuring angle and filter effect on energy
    • Check tap water for pH and dissolved solids
    • Evaluate oxygen systems, determine flow of gas and prepare for alternate solutions if problems arise.
    • Plant bio-evaluation
    • Hydroponics
    • Acids and bases
    • Evaluating Data
    • Problem Solving Emergencies

Remote

  • Determining physical properties of geological samples
  • Massing various geological samples
  • Finding volume of geological samples through water displacement
  • Determining density of samples
  • Evaluating densities to determine classification of samples
  • Soil sample analysis
  • Mars/ Earth sample comparison
  • Rock sample classification
  • Looking for evidence of life

Isolation

  • Robotics
  • Measuring mass and volume of liquids
  • Determining density of liquids
  • Evaluate stability of liquids
  • Determine impact ratio
  • Measuring filters for radiation levels
  • Measuring radiation levels

Navigation

  • Explore star fields using declination and ascension coordinates (skill set similar to latitude and longitude)
  • Identify constellations
  • Determine landing path through formation designs on Martian surface.
  • Using angular measurements, launch sensors to collect data to triangulate position of spacecraft
  • Determine length of return to Earth voyage, using fuel and life support supplies
  • Determine speed and distance of Mars dust storms, in order to monitor landings and launches.

Medical

  • Determine visual and auditory reaction times to evaluate human health
  • Measure and evaluate temperature changes to evaluate human health
  • Determine resting and active blood pressure to do a comparative study
  • Check bacteria samples for unsafe organisms.

Probe

  • Track Martian weather through satellite downloads
  • Evaluate functions of specific parts to determine necessity of those parts to the weather satellite
  • Make electrical connections to determine functionality of satellite parts
  • Circuitry

Communication

  • Evaluate, prioritize and transmit data, using communication skills
  • Choose visual data to aide in the understanding of remote sites

Data

  • Evaluate, prioritize and transmit data, using keyboarding skills
  • Evaluate data to determine specific team usage

Additional Skills

  • Letter writing
  • Job application
  • Careers
  • Self-evaluation
  • Summarizing and analyzing data, information and skills
  • Determining criteria for life
  • Planetary comparisons
  • Research applications


Rendezvous with a Comet™


Common Core

5th Grade
6th Grade
7th Grade
8th Grade
Skill
RL.5. 1 RL.6. 1 RL.7. 1 RL.8. 1 Reading Literature
RI.5. 2, 3, 7
RI.6. 2, 3, 7 RI.7. 2, 3, 7 RI.8. 2, 3, 7 Informational text
RF.5. 3a, 4a ,4c



Foundations
W.5. 1b, 2b, 2d, 2e, 4, 7, 9b
W.6. 1b, 2b, 2d, 2e, 4, 7, 9b
W.7. 1b, 2b, 2d, 2e, 4, 7, 9b
W.8. 1b, 2b, 2d, 2e, 4, 7, 9b
Writing
SL.5. 1c, 1d, 2, 3
SL.6. 1c, 1d, 2, 3 SL.7. 1c, 1d, 2, 3 SL.8. 1c, 1d, 2, 3 Speaking Language
L.5. 2a, 2b, 2c, 2e, 4a, 4b, 4c
L.6. 2a, 2b L.7. 2a, 2b L.8. 2a, 2c Language
RH.(6-8). 2, 4, 7
RH.(6-8). 2, 4, 7 RH.(6-8). 2, 4, 7 RH.(6-8). 2, 4, 7 English, Literacy in History, Social Studies, Science and technologies
RST.(6-8). 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10
RST.(6-8). 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10 RST.(6-8). 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10 RST.(6-8). 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10
WHST.(6-8). 4, 5, 7, 8, 9
WHST.(6-8). 4, 5, 7, 8, 9 WHST.(6-8). 4, 5, 7, 8, 9 WHST.(6-8). 4, 5, 7, 8, 9
M.5.OA. 1,2
M.6.EE. 1,5,7 M.7.RP. 1,2d M.8.NS.7 Mathematics
M.5.NBT. 1,2,3b,4,6,7
M.6.NS. 2,3 M.7.NS. 1a


M.7.EE. 3



Next Generation Science Standards

5th Grade / Skill
6th Grade
7th Grade
8th Grade
Skill
5.SSS Stars and the Solar System MS.ESS-SS- c, d
MS.ESS-SS- c, d MS.ESS-SS- c, d Space Systems
5.MEE Matter and Energy in Ecosystems
MS.ESS-EIP- d
MS.ESS-EIP- d
MS.ESS-EIP- d Earth's Interior Process

MS-ESS-ESP- f
MS-ESS-ESP- f
MS-ESS-ESP- f
Surface Processes

MS.ETS-ED- b, c, e, f
MS.ETS-ED- b, c, e, f
MS.ETS-ED- b, c, e, f
Engineering Design

MS.LS-SFIP- e MS.LS-SFIP- e MS.LS-SFIP- e Structure, Function and Information Processing
5. SPM Structure, Properties and Interaction of Matter
MS.LS-MEOE- a, b MS.LS-MEOE- a, b MS.LS-MEOE- a, b Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems

MS.PS-SPM- b
MS.PS-SPM- b
MS.PS-SPM- b Structure and Properties of Matter

MS.PS-FM- c
MS.PS-FM- c MS.PS-FM- c Forces and Motion

MS.PS-IF- a, b, d
MS.PS-IF- a, b, d MS.PS-IF- a, b, d Interaction of Forces


Life Support

  • Check tap water for pH and dissolved solids
  • Evaluate oxygen systems, determine flow of gas and prepare for alternate solutions if problems arise
  • Acids and bases
  • Evaluating Data
  • Problem Solving Emergencies
  • Reading and interpreting scientific gauges
  • Hygrometer - Measuring moisture in environment
  • Barometer - Monitoring changes in readings
  • Thermometer
  • Ammeter - Measuring angle and filter effect on energy

Remote

  • Determining physical properties of geological samples
  • Massing various geological samples
  • Finding volume of geological samples through water displacement
  • Determining density of samples
  • Evaluating densities to determine classification of samples
  • Soil sample analysis
  • Microscope skills
  • Chromatography
  • Plant research and exploration
  • Insect research and exploration

Isolation

  • Robotics
  • Measuring mass and volume of liquids
  • Determining density of liquids
  • Evaluate stability of liquids
  • Determine impact ratio
  • Measuring filters for radiation levels

Navigation

  • Explore star fields using declination and ascension coordinates (skill set similar to latitude and longitude)
  • Identify constellations
  • Determine comet identification
  • Using angular measurements, launch sensors to collect data into the comet’s tail
  • Measure the density in various locations in the comet to determine best location for probe launch
  • Use X and Y coordinates to determine launch positions and to select final launch coordinates

Medical

  • Determine visual and auditory reaction times to evaluate human health
  • Measure and evaluate temperature changes to evaluate human health
  • Determine resting and active blood pressure to do a comparative study

Probe

  • Evaluate functions of specific parts to determine necessity of those parts to the probe
  • Make electrical connections to determine functionality of probe parts
  • Circuitry

Communication

  • Evaluate, prioritize and transmit data, using communication skills
  • Choose visual data to aide in the understanding of remote sites

Data

  • Evaluate, prioritize and transmit data, using keyboarding skills
  • Evaluate data to determine specific team usage

Additional Skills

  • Letter writing
  • Job application
  • Careers
  • Self-evaluation
  • Summarizing and analyzing data, information and skills
  • Determining criteria for life
  • Planetary comparisons
  • Research applications