e-Missions – Operation Montserrat

e-Mission - Operation Montserrat
Grade Levels: 5-8
Length: 90-120min
Learning Objective: Students learn about science, mathematics, and technology in today’s world
Learning Standards: Science, Math & Geology


A volcano on the beautiful Caribbean island of Montserrat is ready to erupt while at the same time a hurricane is developing off to the east. The volcano team uses seismic monitoring equipment located around the island to collect data while a satellite sends information from other Caribbean locations to determine whether the Soufriere Hills volcano is going to erupt. At the same time the hurricane team tracks the storm to calculate its arrival. Based on the data from the other teams the evacuation team needs to have plans in place to help the people and protect the environment. There is a lot to worry about on a tiny island.