Missions

Each Dream Flight Adventures™ mission blends crucial standards-based STEM topics; material from history, literature, and the humanities; and thought-provoking social or ethical issues.  This creates a richly educational experience with a strong emotional impact, making a memory that remains with our players for their lifetimes.

Standards-Based Curriculum

  • Comparative politics
  • Monarchy, direct democracy, and republics
  • Nuclear isotopes and radioactive decay
  • Marine biology
  • Separation of church and state
  • Space exploration
  • Coronation, inheritance, and elections
  • Checks and balances in the U.S. government

Higher Order Thinking

  • What was the founding fathers’ reasoning behind how they set up the U.S. government?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of democracy? Monarchy? Democratic republics?
  • Under what conditions should decisions be made by majority rule? When shouldn’t majority rule be used? How should societies handle minority interests?
  • What roles do longtime traditions play in rapidly changing societies?
  • What is the fine line between competitive rivals and enemies?

Standards-Based Curriculum

  • Antecedents to the American Revolution
  • Consent of the governed
  • Biofuels and energy dependency
  • Electromagnetic radiation & interference
  • The effect of trade dependency on politics
  • Chemical catalysts
  • The rights and responsibilities of citizens
  • Bacterial hibernation & dormancy

Higher Order Thinking

  • Was the American Revolution justified?
  • How does trade dependency shape politics?
  • What is the price of national security, and is it worthwhile?
  • What are the rights and responsibilities of citizens?
  • What is the difference between protests and terrorism?
  • How would the United States be different if Britain had conceded to the American colonists’ demands?

Standards-Based Curriculum

  • World War I history
  • Marine biology
  • Metric weights and measures
  • Sonar
  • Classic Literature: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
  • Depth and Pressure
  • Oceanography
  • Turning Points in History

Higher Order Thinking

  • What positive outcomes can stem from tragedies?
  • How should one respond to oppression?
  • Who should be responsible for dispensing justice?
  • How should one decide whether to use a powerful ability?
  • How can the long-term impact of a person or action be measured?

Standards-Based Curriculum

  • Spanish Conquistadors and the Aztec Civilization
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Immune, circulatory, and lymphatic systems
  • Viruses and viral reproduction
  • Scientific method
  • Prolonged isolation and disease resistance
  • Acidity, temperature, and pressure
  • Cross-cultural understanding

Higher Order Thinking

  • How does prolonged isolation influence culture?
  • How do vastly different cultures interact when they collide?
  • What actions should be taken to maintain genetic diversity?
  • What is the future of nanomedicine?
  • What precautions should be implemented to protect against pandemics?

Vesuvius Poster

Standards-Based Curriculum

  • Volcanos
  • Scientific measurement and interpretation
  • Plate tectonics
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Subterranean exploration
  • Geology
  • Scientific predictions
  • Government responsibilities

Higher Order Thinking

  • How much stock should be put into scientific predictions?
  • When should safety concerns be allowed to disrupt daily life?
  • What is the value of reputation?
  • What natural characteristics are required for human settlements?
  • How can man and nature coexist?

Countdown-Poster

Standards-Based Curriculum

  • World Geography
  • Physical Maps
  • Cultures & Languages
  • Interpretation of Texts
  • Phases of the Moon
  • Earth’s Rotation
  • Continents & their distinguishing features
  • Elapsed Time

Higher Order Thinking

  • How do authors’ tones, perspectives, and biases affect their writings?
  • What are the costs of industrialization?
  • What does artificial intelligence teach us about life?
  • What is the connection between plants, animals, their environments, and the sun?
  • How does one determine the survival of two species vying for the same scarce resources?

Contaminant-Poster

Standards-Based Curriculum

  • Aquatic ecosystems & food chains
  • Interconnectedness of living things
  • Contamination & purification
  • Social responsibility of organizations
  • Recycling, waste disposal, and the environment
  • Acidity and alkalinity
  • Scientific measurements & observations
  • Characteristics of aquatic life

Higher Order Thinking

  • What is societies relationship with its environment?
  • What are the responsibilities of businesses and other organizations for protecting the environment?
  • What can individual citizens do to ensure a safer environment?
  • What are the costs and benefits of socially responsible behavior?
  • Do the ends justify the means?

Maelstrom-Poster

Standards-Based Curriculum

  • Water’s impact on human activity and society
  • The duality of water
  • Irrigation and agriculture
  • Hydroelectric power
  • Weather patterns
  • Natural disasters
  • Interpreting data
  • Reading maps

Higher Order Thinking

  • What role do governments play in safeguarding the interests of all their citizens?
  • How has water impacted human civilization throughout history?
  • Similarly, what impact have humans had on water throughout history?
  • How has water influenced culture and the arts?
  • In what ways can water be helpful? In what ways can it be harmful?

Creator’s Canvas

All our missions take place in rich and dynamic virtual worlds, which combine with our physical simulators to create truly unique learning experiences.  But it doesn’t end there!  These virtual worlds represent tremendous toolkits for imaginative educators—we can tell essentially any story and teach a huge variety of concepts in these worlds.  The Creator’s Canvas missions are completely open-ended versions of these virtual worlds that give educators powerful tools to create any learning adventure they want.  The possibilities are endless!

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Commission a Custom Mission

We’re constantly creating new missions.  If your organization has interesting content, we’d love to work with you to transform it into an incredible adventure.  We work with essentially all disciplines—science, technology, engineering, history, literature, writing, art, and many others.  We’ll put on our thinking caps and apply our proven process to transform your content into a magical adventure.  Just contact us to get the process started.