My dream is to work for NASA – Stockton 2019

Not only were these students totally engaged, but they were also eager to mentor and share with younger students what they have learned. The data and programming team kept the realtime telemetry data being collected. The payload design team secured all the internal experiment and positioned all the electronics. The weather team kept the rest of the class informed on weather condition and flight prediction. The flight management team filed the Notice to Airmen. Their…

Learn how to stream real-time data with Excel from Steve

Learn how to stream real-time data with Excel from Steve

Real-time data with Excel Stephan Unterholzner, a Science teacher at the Sierra High School in Manteca, California, has successfully captured and visualized the real-time data into Microsoft Excel from a CanSat High Altitude Balloon flight reaching almost 100,000 ft. We all call him "Steve U!" Steve has been using Microsoft tools for a long time. This time he is super excited about the new Excel ability to stream live data with IoT devices. Steve would...
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….

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…

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…

A walking 3D Printer Hexapod created by Michael Shiloh’s students

A walking 3D Printer Hexapod created by Michael Shiloh’s students

[youtube_video id=”FHnaLbghZ1o” height=”” width=””]   Is it robot or art?  Our education advisor, Michael Shiloh, appeared in an article today by Signe Brewster on GIGAOM.   Michael Shiloh Arduino Education at Arduino Arduino San Francisco Art Institute Exploratorium         Last year, Michael Shiloh, an engineer, tinkerer and lecturer at Bay Area colleges, co-taught an advanced architecture class at California College of the Arts that posed an unusual challenge to students: build a non-standard 3D printer in…