High-Altitude Balloon Projects - Easier and more exciting than you think! Collection

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Start a space program in your school! A collection of slide presentations, handouts, videos on how students can design, build and launch science experiments over 30 km into the atmosphere (three times higher than commercial jets) using weather balloons .

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Resources in “High-Altitude Balloon Projects - Easier and more exciting than you think!” Collection

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1 National News Coverage - Garden City Collegiate high-altitude balloon launch

A CBC news team followed the Garden City Collegiate's high-altitude balloon team on launch day.

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2 How to conduct a high-altitude balloon (HAB) project - Google Drive link

Powerpoints, videos, handouts on how to conduct a amazing STEM project: launching science experiments over 30km into the atmosphere (three times higher than commercial jets). These projects also incorporate a business component.

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3 Podcast: Engineering - Because Dreams Need Doing: What is the engineering design process Podcast M4V File
4 What happens when STEM teams don't communicate [long ~6 minutes]

A clip from Monty Python and the Holy Grail in which King Arthur's knights need to incorporate some STEM to overcome a foe.

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5 What happens when STEM teams don't communicate [short ~ 3 mins]

Monty Python and the Holy Grail clip in which King Arthur's knights employ some STEM to help them against a foe.

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6 Gabes_Design_Process_Links_-_Grades_4-8.docx User File DOCX File
7 Near-Space Science Journal Article PDF File
8 Active Learning in the Atmospheric Science Classroom and Beyond Through High-Altitude Ballooning Journal Article PDF File
9 Scope on the Skies: Ascent: A Community-Based Project to the Stratosphere Journal Article PDF File
10 Scope on the Skies: Exploring the Earth's Atmosphere Journal Article PDF File
11 Designing Payloads Journal Article PDF File
12 Group_Work_Evaluation.docx User File DOCX File