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The JASON Project. The JASON Project. Nonprofit subsidiary of National Geographic Society Founded in 1989 by Dr. Robert Ballard after discovering wreck of RMS Titanic Complete redesign of program following National Geographic’s 2005 acquisition

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The JASON Project

  • Nonprofit subsidiary of National Geographic Society

  • Founded in 1989 by Dr. Robert Ballard after discovering wreck of RMS Titanic

  • Complete redesign of program following National Geographic’s 2005 acquisition

  • New theory of learning and teaching science: Connect students with “Great Explorers and Great Events” to light the spark of inspiration and stimulate self-motivated achievement

  • Excite teachers – instill desire to maintain skills / become highly qualified and stay thoroughly involved


Award Winning Multimedia Curriculum

  • Inquiry-based, core curriculum units in Earth, Life and Physical

  • sciences for 5th-10th grades

  • Printed Student & Teacher Editions, DVDs

  • Free online curriculum in JASON Mission Center

  • Aligned to state and national science standards

Best Online Instructional Solution

Best Science

Instructional Solution


Multimedia Resources

Videos (online, DVD and VHS)

Games, Digital Labs & Animations

Curriculum

Interactive Events

Lesson Builder

Alignment/Assessment


Online Community

Local Argos Create / Upload Their Own Science Videos

Classroom Pages

Submit Your Video

Message Boards

Vote for Your Favorite!


Professional Development

  • Curriculum Workshops (1-3 days onsite)

  • Train-the-Trainer Seminars (2-3 days onsite)

  • Online graduate courses in science, pedagogy and JASON curriculum

  • Custom Workshops (e.g. Summer Academy)


Professional Development

Online Graduate Courses

  • Earth Science

  • Earth’s History

  • Earth in the Solar System

  • Structure of the Earth

  • Meteorology

  • Pedagogy

  • Assessment of Student Science Understanding

  • Introduction to Online Learning

  • Teaching Project-Based Science

  • Teaching Science Safely

  • Science and Young Children

  • Physical Science

  • Chemistry through Inquiry

  • Electricity and Magnetism

  • Forces and Motion

  • Transfer of Energy

  • Life Science

  • Aquatic Ecology

  • Cell Biology

  • Principles of Ecology

  • Ocean Science

  • Rainforest – Endangered Ecosystems

  • Water Quality


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