BioBLAST® (Better Learning Through Adventure, Simulation
and Telecommunications) is a multimedia curriculum supplement for high school biology
classes. Based on NASA's Advanced Life Support research, the program offers students both
traditional and computer-based research tools to study the interdependent components of a
bioregenerative life-support system (BLiSS) for long-term space habitation.
Student tasks are presented as part of an adventure mission
at a virtual lunar research station. The mission culminates with students testing their
own BLiSS designs using the BaBS (Build a BLiSS System) simulator, an integrated modeling
system developed at the Classroom of the FutureTM.