SF Friends School Launched a High Altitude Balloon

This year, my classes embarked on a mission of launching a high altitude weather balloon, in cooperation with Magnitude.io. I'm the 8th-grade science teacher at the San Francisco Friends School and though I've been teaching for over a dozen years, I've never done a project like this before. We started the project in January when Ted and Tony came into our class (we are lucky to live close by!) for a kickoff to explain the...
Craft Academy at Morehead State University students at the SpaceX-16 launch in Florida

Craft Academy at Morehead State University students at the SpaceX-16 launch in Florida

  The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics is a dual-credit residential high school for academically exceptional Kentucky students. The Craft Academy’s purpose is to meet the unique educational needs of academically gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors in the Commonwealth. The academic rigor of the Craft Academy challenges students to excel at their highest level through project-based STEM+X courses and hands-on learning experiences, with an emphasis on innovation, design and…

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…

Kentucky State University – STEM Conference for Minority Male

Minority males are underrepresented in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce as compared to their representation in the US population. Roadblocks that continue to challenge minority males include: disparity in access to high-quality STEM educational resources, a lack of role models, and a shortage of highly trained, minority STEM educators. Drawing on findings from current work, this Design and Development Launch Project, led by Morgan State University, will build on an existing regional…

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…