Midwest Students Partner with University of Wyoming to Launch Weather Balloon!

Midwest students recently partnered with University of Wyoming to launch a weather balloon into the atmosphere. Students in 6th-8th grade CTE, Art, and Leadership classes collaborated on the project with the assistance of their teachers and the University of Wyoming NASA Space Grant Consortium; an educational source offered to Wyoming teachers that allows educators to put STEM Science Technology Engineering and Math into a real world application. Students studied the layers of the atmosphere in science class and developed experiments to be answered with the weather balloon. In addition, CTE students built the payloads which were hung below the weather balloon.

Troy Corson, CTE teacher at Midwest, said of the experiment These kind of projects put learning into real world projects. This gives students the opportunity to be creative and apply what they have learned. It provides a valuable, and fun, learning experience for the students.” 

Students are reviewing the data from the experiments and videos of the launch to create presentations to share with prek-12th grade classes at Midwest.

Check out some great photos and a video of the Weather Balloon Launch below!

Midwest Balloon Launch Video! 

 

 

 

 
 

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