The goal of Challenge: Extreme Weather! is to expose students to exciting careers in science and engineering while engaging them in learning important concepts about the engineering design process. They also learn about the layers of the atmosphere and the different types of instruments used to measure weather data.
During game play students take on the role of an engineer or a meteorologist at WeatherComm. In that role they launch weather balloons to forecast a thunderstorm, use programming to save researchers in a winter storm, test a weather-resistant structure against hurricane forces, and design an aircraft to fight a forest fire and weather obstacles.