High-Altitude Weather Balloon

Weather Balloon grants fall 2015Fun, hands-on science takes flight with this helium-powered weather balloon. Seventh and eighth grade students in the Experimental Science elective will track the balloon’s fact-finding mission with a Go-Pro camera they install before launch. Data sensors, recorders, and GPS tracking device on board will transmit back to students. They’ll use the data to understand weather and atmosphere, to hone graphing skills, and for analysis and discussion. The project will culminate in a student-created high-quality video of the launch, and a presentation of their experimental findings at the school science fair.


Awarded Fall 2015
West Junior High
Submitters: Geoffrey Boeder, Frank Weber, Amy Bode

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