As part of the HMS health classes, students in Mr. Gigliotti's sixth-grade health class were able to fly through the human body as they participated in the Pandemic Mission in the IKS Highlander simulator. The various missions within the IKS Highlander use science-fiction and fantasy storytelling and blend the various STEM topics. The simulator's mission is game-like in the fact that students are involved in interactive storytelling using role-playing and open-ended scenarios. The experience transforms a room into a themed environment simulating a ship that can travel through time and space, where students accomplish educational missions. As an extension to the simulation, students participated in a number of hands-on activities that focused on body systems while in the Mission Ops room.
Pandemic Mission in the IKS Highlander