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High altitude science experiments provide the perfect learning opportunity for your students. Not only will they get hands-on learning experiences, but they’ll actually get to touch an experiment that travels to the edge of space. How much will they love that?! Check out these great...

You’ve probably been hearing about STEM for years, but what is this STEAM education business everyone is buzzing about? Are schools abandoning the STEM education model? What does STEAM have that STEM doesn’t… besides an extra letter? At StratoStar, we’ve been getting a lot of questions...

For decades, people's minds have been captivated by the fantastical galaxy in the Star Wars films. In this completely foreign universe where the Force reigns supreme, anything seems possible. With the most recent release of Star Wars at the forefront of everyone's minds, how can teachers leverage this series of films to help students move from an interest in science fiction to an interest in science? Here are some ideas we had at StratoStar. (Nothing like a little Star Wars to really get kids thinking about high altitude science, right?)
The federal government spends $4.3 billion a year on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and training. In five years, there will be more than two times the number of STEM jobs there are now. In the next ten years, 80% of jobs will require employees to have technical skills. STEM jobs that require four years of education pay an average of 10% more than other jobs requiring the same level of education. There are a hundred more stats we could provide, but one thing is abundantly clear: STEM has a future. It’s strange to think about your kindergartener having any kind of important role in the world right now. After all, they are still trying to feed spaghetti to the dog when your back is turned.

Everyone is excited about the potential implications of finding liquid water on Mars. Does this mean we can travel there soon? Could Mars actually sustain life? Has it done so in the past? After all of the press this discovery has received, there seem to...

Jeans took the world by storm. The average American owns seven pairs of jeans, and Americans across the country will purchase a combined 450 million pairs of jeans this year. That's one popular pair of pants. You probably own several pairs yourself, but have you...

Imagine yourself, sitting in front of three glowing screens. Mission control. You’ve just watched the biggest launch in your life so far, and it was even more exhilarating that you could have ever expected. As soon as it disappeared into the blue, you ran back...

Forget alien planets. Those of us that have exhausted ourselves trying every reasonable variation of the Drake Equation need to move on, right? Move over, alien planets, because alien comets are here. Two astronomers from the European Space Agency (ESA) believe that the comet 67P may...

Did you know that as a planet we spend over 3 billion hours a week playing video and computer games? What do you think is the draw for game playing? Most of the time we think that games are simply just a way to blow...

Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to a complex question, problem, or challenge. (BIE) In today’s world the job market and opportunities look very different than...