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The StratoStar program can be customized for any age. It's never too early or too late to get excited about STEM, right?
Your child can come up with the unique experiment for the project. Whether it's water bears, music in space, or an extreme egg drop, StratoStar always offers fun learning opportunities.
StratoStar is cool. Students are engaged in a whole new way because their hard work is rewarded in a near-space experience.
A weather balloon project with StratoStar impacts all four areas of STEM:
A background in STEM coursework can lead to a much greater chance of college scholarship opportunity for your child.
Your student has a lot of job security if they pursue a STEM career. As much as 80% of jobs in the next decade require STEM education.
STEM innovations are making a positive impact on our future.
Big corporations all over the globe are supporting students with an interest in STEM. Companies such as the ones listed below may be interested in helping to bring a StratoStar program to YOUR school.
• Exxon Mobil
• Time Warner
• Goldman Sachs
StratoStar works with junior high, high school and college students.
High School students participate in every aspect of conducting a high-altitude balloon mission. High School students will put their book knowledge to the test in the real world as they develop the experiment. Students work in teams and learn what it takes to coordinate logistics, execute a plan, problem solve, analyze data and create technical reports.
College students utilizing the StratoStar program will plan and execute missions on their own. Students will work in teams just like they would in the industry. They must coordinate between the teams to hit the mission objectives. With the academic knowledge college students have, the experiments are completely open to their creativity within the physical parameters.
Students in our Jr. High programs have the chance to learn and work in teams to complete their experiments, which are launched to the edge of space. For many of the students, this is their first experience with field work and a research project involving the scientific method. The atmosphere and Earth become their own personal laboratory.
Your child will learn about the scientific process and see how science can impact a big project like a weather balloon launch. Teachers can incorporate chemistry, biology, physics, earth sciences, and so much more.
StratoStar's unique tracking software allows students to use professional grade technology to conduct exciting investigations at the edge of space.
Your child will learn about the physics behind engineering. How heavy can the payload be? How is the weather balloon constructed to reach optimal height. Engineering is seamlessly integrated into the entire StratoStar program.
StratoStar’s program is proof for your child that math doesn't have to be boring. Your child will see real world applications of mathematic in the context of a fun experiment.
StratoStar exists to empower educators and unlock student curiosity through project based learning ideas. Working with education institutions, we start High-Altitude Weather Balloon programs to cover all areas of STEM curriculum and allow students to complete a real world project.
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