StratoStar STEM Education Blog

Science experiments designed to get students excited about science.
5 Indoor Science Experiments to Try With Your Class

Science experiments are a great way to get students excited about science, but as the weather gets colder it can be a little difficult to conduct experiments. Unless you’re working in a lab, you may be limited on space and resources, which makes indoor experiments...

Discover the answer to how much weight can a high altitude weather balloon carry?
How Much Weight Can A High Altitude Weather Balloon Carry?

Launching a weather balloon is an exciting time for students. As they work in groups to design an experiment and hypothesize about the effects near space will have on that experiment, certain questions are bound to come up. In past blog posts, we’ve tackled questions...

Check out these great reasons to introduce STEM projects in your classroom.
Why Students Should Engage in STEM Projects

STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) is a hot topic in education circles right now and for good reason! STEM is a movement designed to help prepare students for their future careers. As industries look for innovation in every corner, STEM projects help students gain...

STEM and constructivism go hand in hand.
CONSTRUCTIVISM AND STRATOSTAR STEM PROGRAMS: THE PERFECT MATCH

How do students engage with science learning in the classroom and the outside world? They learn through their own experiences. Constructivism is a theory about how people learn. It says that humans construct meaning about the world around them by experiencing things and then reflecting...

The race to the moon is still on with the Google Lunar XPRIZE.
Update on the Google Lunar XPRIZE

“I think we should go first to the moon and then further on,” says Johann-Dietrich Worner, the Director General of the European Space Agency. The Google Lunar XPRIZE, a space race that we first reported on in March is still very much underway. The competition...

A StratoStar high altitude weather balloon after launch.
Where were you on August 21, 2017?

This summer teachers and students across the United States had the opportunity to witness an eclipse of the Sun. If you were lucky enough to be in the path of totality, which stretched from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina, then you had the chance...

Eclipse
How StratoStar Watched The Eclipse

Almost an entire month has passed since the eclipse happened, but the team at StratoStar is still on cloud nine. We loved sending two high altitude weather balloons to the edge of space during the event. Students from 25 different schools prepared experiments for the...

Weather balloon projects are great for getting students up and exploring space.
Weather Balloon Project Ideas for High Schoolers

Have you ever imagined what it would be like to soar to the edge of space? With a weather balloon project you can stop imagining and actually explore what the edge of space is like.  When you work with the team at StratoStar, you can send...

High altitude science is a great way to get students excited about learning.
The Impact of High Altitude Science in the Classroom

As the new school year kicks off, you might be looking for new ways to get students involved and excited to learn. One of the best ways to get your students excited and interested in learning is by introducing high altitude science into your classroom....

StratoStar's weather balloon tracker allows you to follow your mission in real time.
Weather Balloon Tracker: How StratoStar Tracks Balloons

Have you ever dreamed of launching something to space or thought about what it would be like to travel to the edge of space yourself? With a high altitude weather balloon project you can do that! Well, part of that. We can’t actually send you...