Through our partnership, JASON will provide …
Contact: To learn more about this initiative, including information on discounted rates for Texas school districts, contact Eleanor Smalley at Jason Learning, 888.527.6600
JASON Learning is an independent 501(c)(3) operated in partnership with National Geographic Society and Sea Research Foundation, Inc. Named for the mythological Greek explorer, JASON is a nationally acclaimed, exploration-based program that links students everywhere – inside the classroom and out – to real science and scientists through technology intensive, inquiry-based curricula.
JASON's inquiry-based science modules place students in challenging, real-world situations where they connect with renowned scientists. JASON involves students in hands-on labs and assignments that complement descriptions, vocabulary, and the standards on which students are tested for earth, physical and life science topics. The curriculum can be used in conjunction with or in place of traditional textbooks.
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The curricula engages students in science inquiry through a series of "missions" structured to mirror how NOAA and NASA segment complex operations into separate endeavors. Students complete a series of missions to demonstrate proficiency and achieve an overarching goal. Each mission is introduced by a prominent scientist, or Host Researcher, who poses specific learning objectives. This framework is designed to lend authenticity to classroom lessons and evoke the excitement, teamwork, and rigor associated with real science, and to help students to develop scientific observation, problem-solving, and critical-thinking skills.