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ERIC Number: EJ1063869
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
Near-Space Science: A Ballooning Project to Engage Students with Space beyond the Big Screen
Hike, Nina; Beck-Winchatz, Bernhard
Science Teacher, v82 n1 p29-36 Jan 2015
Many students probably know something about space from playing computer games or watching movies and TV shows. Teachers can expose them to the real thing by launching their experiments into near space on a weather balloon. This article describes how to use high-altitude ballooning (HAB) as a culminating project to a chemistry unit on experimental design, gas laws, and air pollution. The authors describe how to design an instructional unit and perform a balloon launch, and they also provide examples of other student projects.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois