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ERIC Number: EJ782556
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
Students at the Edge of Space
Kennon, Tillman; Roberts, Ed; Fuller, Teresa
Science Teacher, v75 n1 p37-43 Jan 2008
Space travel, even low Earth orbit, is probably several years away for most of us; however, students and teachers can research the edge of space by participating in the BalloonSat program. BalloonSat is an offshoot of the Space Grant Consortium's very successful RocketSat program. The Arkansas BalloonSat program consists of teacher-initiated projects that link the use of geospatial technology tools and community resources. This article describes the Arkansas program, which is an excellent example of a collaborative scientific program that makes learning real and meaningful for students. (Contains 6 figures and 4 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A