Preparing for the National Jamboree with CanSat

Preparing for the National Jamboree with CanSat

We spent a day preparing 13 Venture Scouts and Boy Scouts on June 2. These bright and adventurous young scouts will be introducing the functionalities of the CanSat to 40,000 other scouts at the 2017 National Jamboree held at Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia in July. They learned how CanSat is the perfect tool for capturing data, investigating phenomena and analyzing data while outdoors. This group will be constructing their CanSat payload for a high…

CanSat and ExoLab were part of the NASA presentation at Clyde Arbuckle Elementary in San Jose

CanSat and ExoLab were part of the NASA presentation at Clyde Arbuckle Elementary in San Jose

Big thanks to Andres Martinez for inviting us, Magnitude.io, to be part of the “An Evening with NASA” at Clyde Arbuckle Elementary in San Jose. We had a great time introducing our CanSat and ExoLab to some younger students. We got the students reading live data and doing some math, figuring out how high the balloon is by measuring the barometric pressure. They all got it and their parents were so proud. Superintendent Hilaria Bauer of Alum Rock…

A Day of Data Science at Wilhelmina Henry Elementary in Stockton

A Day of Data Science at Wilhelmina Henry Elementary in Stockton

Analyzing the data captured by the CanSat during the balloon launch is the most important part of the lesson and activity. Today we spent some time with the students at Wilhelmina Henry Elementary School in Stockton looking at the data and how a lot of answers could be in the raw videos. Creating charts to help you see the data easier. Plotting the flight on Google Earth to see the scale of the entire journey….

ExoLab: Plant growth on International Space Station

ExoLab: Plant growth on International Space Station

We are excited to announce that we are now accepting limited reservations for the 2017 ExoLab program aboard the ISS. The first experiment is a plant biology investigation with Arabidopsis thaliana, a mustard plant used in many science investigations with a genome that is fully mapped. Designed with curriculum for 6th – 12th grade based on the new Next Generation Science Standards, students will grow their own A. thaliana in a specialized classroom growth chamber…

CanSat at Christa McAuliffe in Lodi

The balloon launch at Christa McAuliffe Middle School in Lodi Unified School District led by Samantha McCoy was a huge success. 500 students came out on the front lawn experiencing the event. Students were introduced how CanSat can measure the world around them.

CanSat PD at Sierra High in Manteca Unified School District

Steve Unterholzner, the Science teacher of Sierra High School, decided to run an experiment to see at what altitude the alcohol will freeze or boil due to the changes in temperature and pressure. The 2nd year of CanSat Professional Development for Manteca Unified School District was joined by Kim Merrill, Kristen Messer, Hortencia Garcia, Robert Choate, Tim Dotterer, Troy Merrill, Kevin Kahler, Sherri Ries-Knight, Mahion Lott, and James Wright. The payload landed on top of…

Rachael Navarrete brings CanSat to Stockton

Rachael Navarrete brings CanSat to Stockton

Rachael Navarrete, the STEM Teacher of the Year of Stockton Unified School District, has completed her professional development of CanSat, a scientific tool mapped to Next Generation Science Standards. Rachael sees the wide range of learning application using CanSat in Earth Science, Physics, Computer and Data Science, 3D Design and more in her classroom. Her students at Wilhelmina Henry Elementary School will begin using CanSats in just a few weeks. We can’t wait to see…

Adrian Scott joins Magnitude.io

Adrian Scott joins Magnitude.io

We are pleased to announce our new addition to our team on building our education platform focused in NGSS and STEM. Adrian Scott is known as a pioneer of social media and has advised several tech companies, including Napster. He was a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow, a Civil Air Patrol Cadet Colonel and participated heavily in Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth program while growing up. He has a Ph.D. in Math. Engaging…