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A comet is on target to hit one of our lunar settlements. The Comet Tracking Team tracks the comet as it is approaching and provides Estimated Times of Impact and the Distance Reached by Ejecta. The Moon Mapping Team calculates which location on the moon has the highest probability of impact and the area of the impact. The Crisis Management Team determines which base needs evacuation orders and executes those orders. They are responsible for moving equipment and personnel to safety and calculating the estimated arrival times of astronauts using various methods of transportation. The Communication Team relays all data and recommendations to Mission Control as the team handles this crisis.

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About This Program


By Request: $400.00
By Request Premium: $400.00

A FREE Teacher Training session for teachers/staff/administrators is included in the price of this program. Training sessions are scheduled by calling Laura Ondeck at 304-243-2029 or scheduling on-line at The training session is scheduled at your convenience; you name the date/time desired. CILC members automatically receive a discount price from $550 to $400/mission.


90 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 5, 6, 7, 8

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

International, Social Studies/History, Health/Physical Education, Career Education, Language Arts/English, Mathematics, Sciences, Special Education, Technology/Information Science, Reading, Problem Solving, Gifted & Talented, Special Needs

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Google Hang Out

Booking Information

Student missions and FREE Teacher Training sessions are scheduled at your convenience; you select the date/time. You may call 304-243-2029 to schedule an event or you may do so on-line at using the on-line reservation forms.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

There will be no charge for cancelations due to weather or extreme circumstances. We will charge the full price of a mission if it is canceled less than 48 hours prior to the event; but we will work to reschedule the mission so that no loss is realized by the school/district.

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Challenger Learning Center at Wheeling University (West Virginia)

Wheeling, WV
United States

In addition to offering award winning, state-of-the-art programs in a $500,000 space simulator, the Challenger Learning Center, thanks to technology, brings its innovative programs to distant classrooms around the world through its electronic distance-learning programs, known as e-Missions. The CLC flies more than 800 e-Missions for schools, many located in traditionally underserved districts, each year. We provide FREE Teacher Training sessions via video conference for any of our distance learning programs.

The Challenger Learning Center® also offers adult and student learners the chance to climb aboard a space station and complete a mission in the role of astronauts, scientists, and engineers with its Corporate Missions. A successful mission requires critical thinking, leadership, cooperation, and problem solving.

Laura Ondeck

Program Details


The Flight Director at Mission Control will give the students an overview of the crisis at hand.

Working together, the teams have to determine if the comet will hit the Moon, when this might occur, where the impact will be, and how powerful the impact will be. Students will use math skills they learned during pre-mission lesson plans to calculate the area of a circle and various probabilities. The mission requires three Emergency Response Teams, plus a Communications Team. All teams will be required to provide good information and make recommendations during the scenario.


The students will receive data sets via an intricate computer interface so that they can tract the path of the comet, estimate the time of impact, calculate the probabilities that it will hit each of three lunar bases, and take inventory of personnel and equipment at all three locations. Recommendations for evacuations will be given by the students for the bases that will suffer comet impact.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

This program has been aligned to state/national standards and you can check out the complete list on under "Standards and Objectives" on the Teacher's Toolkit.

State Standards

This program has been aligned to state/national standards and you can check out the complete list on under "Standards and Objectives" on the Teacher's Toolkit.