StratoStar STEM Education Blog

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...

High altitude science gets students excited about learning.
High Altitude Science: What You Need to Know

If you’re wondering, “what is high altitude science?”, then you can breathe a sigh of relief because we’re going to explain what it is, why it’s important, and how you can start taking advantage of it with your students. What is high altitude science? At the heart...

The project based learning ideas will help keep your kids engaged over the summer break.
Project Based Learning Ideas for The Summer

Summer is in full swing and you’re looking for ways to keep your kids active and learning. The best way to do that is by taking full advantage of project based learning activities. These activities are hands-on and give kids practical knowledge that will be...

Discover how high a weather balloon can go!
How High Can Weather Balloons Go?

How cool would it be to watch a high-altitude weather balloon soar high up into the air with your classroom? The students would love designing their own experiment and watch as their work soared higher and higher. But, before you jump into this great project-based...

These weather balloon experiments are designed to get your students excited about science.
Weather Balloon Experiments for Your Classroom

High-altitude weather balloon experiments might seem like they are well outside of your realm of capabilities or needs, but the best part about them is they can be customized to fit your lessons. Whether your students are learning about chemistry, physics, or Earth science, they...

High altitude science is a great learning experience for students.
High Altitude Science Experiments and Your Classroom

High altitude science experiments provide the perfect learning opportunity for your students. Not only will they get hands-on learning experiences, but they’ll actually get to touch an experiment that travels to the edge of space. How much will they love that?! Check out these great...