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The JASON Project

The JASON Project

by JASON Learning

GRADES / Elementary (Grades K-4), Middle School (Grades 5-8), High School (Grades 9-12)
PLATFORMS / Web Browser

Middle school STEM curriculum and teacher resources based on immersion in real-world experiences


Doesfree get better than this?” wonders blogger and former teacher MichaelGorman, writing about this extensive middle school curriculum that is no longerfree, but still compelling. The roots of the JASON Project are in earlytelepresence videos that allowed students to follow along with real-lifeexplorers (including founder Dr. Robert Ballard, who discovered the Titanic) ontheir journeys. Today, the supplemental curriculum is designed to get 5th-8thgrade students excited about STEM subjects by providing them with “missions” thatrequire them to use science and math skills to solve real and realistic problems.Materials include videos, articles and a variety of lesson plans and otherresources for teachers, many featuring the contributions of working scientistsfrom organizations like NASA, NOAA and the US Department of Energy. Teachersand students can search the online JASON Mission Control by subject or standardto get access to all the curriculum resources, plus digital labs and games thatadd a dose of urgency to the main curriculum. Popular activities include a rollercoaster creator, a hurricane path prediction activity (using real tropicalstorm data), planning for alternative energy sources for a fictitious city, andnavigationof various deep sea vessels by plotting wind and sea currents.

Through the JASON Store, onlineaccess ranges from $95 for a family to $295 for a classroom to $12,000 for a1500-student school.


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Common Core Aligned Common Core Aligned


K-12 K-12


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Subject Matter

STEM Education STEM Education

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