eMission with NASA

Math meets science in this teamwork heavy activity. 9th grade AP Physical Science students worked collaboratively to save the Island Nation of Montserrat from imminent danger. A dormant volcano is about to erupt and a hurricane is rapidly approaching. The students received, and analyzed, satellite data from a representative of the NASA Challenger institute over video conference. They then made a determination about when and where to evacuate the people of Montserrat based on their calculations. Jobs include Hurricane Meteorologists, Volcanologists, Evacuation Specialists, and Communication Leaders. Each  mission has been successful with the help from these students.  Mr. Johengen and Mrs. Adkins have been working hard each day to prepare the students before and during this mission. This mission has made a lasting impression on these students and teachers.