Do you want to get out of the classroom? Do you want real mission experience?
A weather balloon project might be just what your class needs. StratoStar wants to make math and science based courses more fun.
Together, we'll have fun and build skills that will increase your opportunities in the future! Let's get started on a weather balloon project today.
Did you know the StratoStar program is for all ages? StratoStar customizes each mission to be what YOU want it to be.
Do you want to come up with your own unique experiment?
StratoStar puts you in command. You and your classmates can be creative!
StratoStar is just plain cool. When was the last time you touched something that flew to the edge of space?
StratoStar makes all four areas of STEM fun. Here's how:
Launch A Virtual Balloon
Want to feel like you are running mission control? For your StratoStar mission, you will be running an experiment start to finish. You never knew chemistry and physics could be so fun.
StratoStar's tracking software lets you use professional technology to track your balloon all the way to the edge of space and back.
How heavy can your payload be? How can you make your weather balloon break records? Engineering is seamlessly integrated into the entire StratoStar program.
Math is more exciting than ever with StratoStar programs. You'll see real applications of how mathematics can be mission critical.
The future needs you! You could be the pioneer of the next big medical breakthrough to help people or start the next big computer innovation.
Your career looks bright with STEM. If you go to school for a STEM background, you have an automatic advantage in todays economy.
Your job will mean more. Many of the major advancements in science and technology have come from people who dared to think different.
Big businesses are supporting STEM initiatives, which means you have a better chance of getting scholarships in STEM. Here are some companies that are supporting STEM education:
• Exxon Mobil
• Time Warner
• Goldman Sachs
StratoStar is for junior high, high school and college students.
High School students participate in every aspect of conducting a high-altitude balloon mission. High School students will put their book knowledge to the test in the real world as they develop the experiment. Students work in teams and learn what it takes to coordinate logistics, execute a plan, problem solve, analyze data and create technical reports.
College students utilizing the StratoStar program will plan and execute missions on their own. Students will work in teams just like they would in the industry. They must coordinate between the teams to hit the mission objectives. With the academic knowledge college students have, the experiments are completely open to their creativity within the physical parameters.
Students in our Jr. High programs have the chance to learn and work in teams to complete their experiments, which are launched to the edge of space. For many of the students, this is their first experience with field work and a research project involving the scientific method. The atmosphere and Earth become their own personal laboratory.
StratoStar exists to empower educators and unlock student curiosity through project based learning ideas. Working with education institutions, we start High-Altitude Weather Balloon programs to cover all areas of STEM curriculum and allow students to complete a real world project.
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