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...

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...

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...

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…

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…