ExoLab: SpaceX-16 Launch party at Ethical Culture Fieldston Lower in New York

ExoLab: SpaceX-16 Launch party at Ethical Culture Fieldston Lower in New York

December 5th, 2018 Written by Michael Wilkinson MW Sci 4 Cheers on the Launch of SpaceX 16 After a 1-day slip, due to moldy mouse food (but that’s another story), MWSci4 has an experiment in space. On Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at 18:16:18 UTC, SpaceX 16 launched successfully from Cape Canaveral Florida. Our 4th Grade Scientists watched and cheered on each phase of the launch at a class Launch Party. While all rocket launches are…

BAAQMD: CanSat Air Quality Student Expo in San Leandro

BAAQMD: CanSat Air Quality Student Expo in San Leandro

The community came together to share and learn the importance the air quality is to our health and what we can do to improve it. Led by their teacher, Megan Thaler, and TK-12 Instructional Coach, Gaia Pine, students from Environmental Science and Chemistry classes ran the experiment, captured sensor data, concluded the findings and helped setup the Air Quality Student Expo at the Barbara Lee Health and Wellness Center in San Leandro. Using the Magnitude.io CanSat: Air Quality Monitor and with the...
Manteca High Students are running experiment with the ExoLab

Manteca High Students are running experiment with the ExoLab

Manteca School District is where Magnitude.io started 4 years ago. Today the science teacher in Manteca High School, Mr. Troy White, is running a biology experiment in their classroom and comparing with the International Space Station. Students really enjoyed making their own petri dish with agar gel and planting their own seeds. Mr. Troy White wants to make their own agar gel, testing with different formula and expanding the experiment with his vegetable garden behind his classroom…

Tommie Ebanez at Thornton Jr High launched the CanSat High Altitude Balloon

“Ever since I heard about Magnitude.io, I was incredibly excited to push this type of project in my own classroom. Fast forward 4 years when we were finally able to put that into reality when we launched our first weather balloon on March 29th, 2018. With the help of Ted, Tony, and Kareem I was able to guide my students in developing an environmental sensor. Initially, we tested for CO2 but in the following year we…

Lodi Rocket Launch Day 2018

The 2018 Lodi Rocket Day took place at the Orvis Ranch in Farmington on April 15th. 5 bus loads of students, teachers, and parents came out to experience the 3rd annual rocket launch event. This is the day students test their simulated satellites “CanSats”, radio equipment, and capture flight data. A learning experience is usually not seen like this until University. This project-based learning CanSat Program, is fully supported by the Lodi Unified School District and other districts in the…

CO2 on the International Space Station

CO2 on the International Space Station

Written by Michael Wilkinson, New York. Join us on ExoLab Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/353757648419746/ If you’ve been tracking the data from the ExoLab on orbit, you may have noticed something very interesting in the carbon dioxide levels. All winter they have been running extremely high, which is creating an unhealthy atmosphere on the station. You may have heard Scott Kelley comment on how his partner Amiko could tell when CO2 levels were up by his mood when…

Manteca Rocket Launch Day 2018

Now in its fourth year, Manteca Unified School District, completed its fourth Rocket Day! Good call by the President of Lunar Rocket Club, David Raimondi, on picking the date to launch despite concern on weather condition. From dense fog at sunrise, the sky cleared by 9:30 and it turned out to be a gorgeous and sunny day with almost no wind. Students come to Snow Ranch once a year to launch and test their CanSat in high…

Girls in STEM – Janelle Wellons at JPL

Janelle Wellons of Jet Propulsion Lab would like to use her story to inspire other young women to go for their dream with perseverance. We met Janelle Wellons, a recent MIT graduate, at the Engaging Girls in STEM event organized by Anthony Quan of the Los Angeles County Office of Education. Her smile, her positive attitude, and her story touched us and she became one of our advisors. Her mission is to engage and inspire more women to…