JASON Works!

JASON's impact is felt in the classroom every day. The following selection of reviews show the ways in which JASON curriculum and methodology are changing the face of 21st century education. This page is updated from time to time, so be sure to check back often as we add additional reviews from educators, government officials, and others who have experienced the difference made by JASON.

Educators' Perspectives

Klein ISD, Texas

Recently Dr. Cain had the opportunity to sit down and talk with intermediate science teachers and administrators about the JASON Learning materials that are used in collaboration with our science curriculum.

Robin McDougal
Advanced Academic Instruction Curriculum Development
Fairfax County, VA

Watch Robin discuss how JASON is helping teaching in Fairfax County Public Schools.

Maura Crossin
Pre-K-12 Science Specialist
Los Angeles USD, CA

Watch Maura Crossin talk about how JASON excites teachers and students, and fits well with her current teaching strategies

Peter Noonan
Asst. Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction
Fairfax County, VA

Peter Noonan describes how Dr. Robert Ballard's vision for JASON has had an impact in his schools.

Lillian Valadez-Rodela
Pre-K-12 Science Specialist
Los Angeles USD, CA

Watch Lillian Valadaz-Rodela discuss how JASON helps her students grasp "big ideas" in science in a way they can understand.

Coaster Creator in the Classroom
Fairfax County Public Schools, VA

Students using JASON's Coaster Creator game to learn about potential and kinetic energy




Research Studies




Robert Peterfeso, teacher, South St. Paul, Minn.
These kids are the video generation. We had some kids we hadn't been able to reach before who really got involved in this because it was real.

Pam Schmidt, 8th grade teacher, Thunder Ridge Middle School, Aurora, Colo.
JASON is built the way kids need to learn. It's one of those rare curricula that can actually motivate and teach problem-solving skills to all kinds.

Heather Renz, JASON Project Teacher Argonaut, Rainforests at the Crossroads
This program motivates them [students] to want to learn. This is the number one key factor for students. If they're not motivated to learn, it's pretty hard to make them learn. There's not a better program to teach science.

U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski, Maryland
Nothing inspires us about science and exploration like our oceans do, and nobody inspires us better than Dr. Ballard. That's why I am so excited The JASON Project is coming to visit Maryland to address some of our top-notch students.

Naomi Mayer, Department of Defense Dependent Schools-Pacific Elementary curriculum specialist
The JASON Project really sparks their interest in science. Plus, they get role models of real scientists.

Harouna Ba, lead researcher, Education Development Center's Center for Children & Technology, Third-Year Study of JASON Curriculum
JASON helps students understand scientific content, concepts and technologies regardless of their reading and writing abilities. It made them understand that science is about "doing" and not "reading."

Kim Rado, teacher, Aurora Upper Intermediate School, Bedford Heights, Ohio
I can teach something like classification in a variety of ways using JASON. Instead of classifying buttons, my students are classifying tropical skittles, or rain forest animals. They're doing inquiry and hands-on learning, and when they're having fun and are excited, learning comes easy.

NASA-sponsored independent review of JASON's Mysteries of Earth and Mars curriculum
Several reviewers noted [JASON's Mysteries of Earth and Mars curriculum] is one of the best NASA education products that they have ever reviewed, and one reviewer noted it as the 'best product I have seen in 15 years of teaching.'

U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, Michigan
I wholeheartedly support the efforts of The JASON Project to take students on a fantastic adventure that combines science, technology and many of Earth's natural wonders.

Sydney Fitzpatrick, former JASON Student, Quantico Middle High School, Quantico Marine Corps Base, Va.
We do a lot with our hands. We get to interact with the equipment and the scientists we're studying.

Jerry Linenger, retired NASA astronaut
The JASON Project is a rare and exciting opportunity for students to launch into the history of discovery...to reflect upon the achievements of the past in an effort to contribute to the knowledge of the future.

The San Jose Mercury News
The JASON Project is the grand-daddy of all interactive science projects.

USA Today
This is education at its best.

U.S. Rep. Frank R. Wolf, Virginia
JASON is exemplary in promoting science among our nation's young people.