Natural Disasters and Health,. New Simulation Field Test

by  Challenger Learning Center at Wheeling University (West Virginia)

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We are inviting 45 select science or health classrooms to help us evaluate our new Natural Disasters & Health simulation. This is a live science interaction with our teachers playing the role of the Chief Medical Officer for students who perform as first responders at disaster sites, medical specialists in hospital ERs, and disaster coordinators who all help students evaluate symptoms and vital signs to diagnosis and treat injuries of victims.

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• Teacher compensation of $150
• Free NDH simulation worth $400
• Additional free support curriculum
• Collaboration with the Challenger Learning Center and Natural Disasters & Health team.


· Take teacher pre and postsurveys

· Facilitate completion of online student pre and postsurveys and assessments, mission preparation curriculum, assignment of specialty roles within student teams, coordination of research permissions, technology coordination


90 Minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 6, 7, 8

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Career Education, Health/Physical Education, Problem Based Learning, Problem Solving, Sciences, Technology/Information Science Medical

Program Delivery Mode

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


Booking Information

We are doing field tests now and hope to finish by early fall.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

24 hour notice

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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




1.The simulation starts with a news video reporting a natural disaster, hurricane, tornado, eruption, flood, or earthquake in an area of the US.
2. The Triage specialists computer interface will open up at the disaster site where they will begin to triage patients, and treat and prepare them for transportation to the ER. Once treated the patient will move to the DAC specialist interface.
3.The DAC (Disaster Area Coordinator) specialist will, based on the triage wristband color, decide what mode of transportation will take the patient to the ER. They will also compile a public health report and a wall chart of patients injured in the disaster.
4.Once the patient arrives at the ER, the ER specialists will confirm a diagnosis by ordering test and will treat the patients injuries accordingly. The patient will then be admitted to hospital for further care or discharged.
5. ER specialist will report live to the Chief Medical Officer, for confirmation of the correct diagnosis.
6. Post brief, all specialist will de-brief with the CMO

Standards Alignment

National Standards