“This is a world-class experiment,” CIS STEM Project Director Natasha Wilkerson said. “The students not only learned how to work together, but also how important math is in everyday life.” Once the balloons were released, they rose about 100,000 feet. After a couple of hours, the balloons popped and slowly descended back to Earth.
“The GoPro cameras captured all the footage, the GPS tracker helped us get our balloons back, and our flight computer will give us temperature and pressure data,” Wilkerson added. Students were able to track the balloons in real time via GPS and are excited to analyze all the retrieved data in the classroom.
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