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

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…

Lodi Rocket Launch 2016

Lunar Rocket Club hosted another successful rocket launch for Lodi Unified School District and Magnitude.io at Snow Ranch in Farmington. Students from 7th to 12th grades had an amazing experience learning how to run CanSat experiments on high power rockets launched by experienced Lunar rocketeers. A number of high school students from the M.E.S.A. Club from McNair High School passed the High Power Level 1 Certificate. These students constructed and learned about various sensors in…

EBSB Balloon Launch 2016

On April 29th, the science teacher, Donnel Dulay at East Bay School for Boys helped launched a high altitude balloon reached 110,000 feet and traveled over 110 Miles per hour at times. It was a super windy day. The images we captured were incredible. Students had in wonderful time helping and watching the launch process as you can see in the video. At the following week, students learned how to read and understand the data we…

Lodi School District High Altitude Balloon Launch

Lodi School District High Altitude Balloon Launch

By Nicholas Filipas Record Staff Writer Posted Apr. 1, 2016 at 7:10 PM STOCKTON — The weather conditions on Friday were just right. Light winds; low humidity and sunny with hardly a cloud in the sky. A perfect day to launch a weather balloon 100,000 feet and beyond into the atmosphere. Seventh- and eighth-grade students from Delta Sierra Middle School watched with anticipation as Ted Tagami and Tony So, co-founders of Magnitude.io, prepared to send the…

Longfellow Middle School’s CanSat Is Recovered

Longfellow Middle School’s CanSat Is Recovered

We are super happy to announce that the Longfellow CanSat was found on August 7th, 2015 by John Sweeney, after being lost for 120 days in Suisun Bay.  John Sweeney, the owner of Chipps Island, found it on his island  while he and his wife were collecting garbage landed on their island shore.  The location where the CanSat was found is across the channel from Pittsburg’s Marina. See the photo below. The CanSat from Berkeley Longfellow…

Slashdot: CanSat Inspires Students Make & Launch Sub-Orbital ‘Satellites’

Slashdot: CanSat Inspires Students Make & Launch Sub-Orbital ‘Satellites’

Thank you. Slashdot, Timothy Lord, for the video interview at the O’Reilly Solid Conference. See the video interview here: http://science.slashdot.org/story/15/07/21/1855242/cansat-helps-students-make-launch-sub-orbital-satellites-video The Magnitude (motto: “Powered by Curiosity”) “Can-sized satellites” aren’t technically satellites because they’re launched on rockets that typically can’t get much higher than 10,000 feet, or as payloads on weather balloons that can hit 100,000+ feet but (obviously) can’t go beyond the Earth’s atmosphere. But could they be satellites? Sure. Get a rocket with enough…