During periods before and after a Sally Ride EarthKAM mission, students perform tasks divided into these teams:
The Images Team investigates and annotates images based on physical geography, Earth science, history, math, weather and climate, social studies, and biology.
The Software Team writes and maintains all of the Sally Ride EarthKAM internal software systems. These programs are vital to the mission, as they allow image requests to be selected, prepared, and sent to the International Space Station, and images to be retrieved.
The Web Team is in charge of the design and maintenance of the Sally Ride EarthKAM website.
The School Team acts as the liaison between participating schools and Sally Ride EarthKAM.