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Two New Updates on the “High Hopes Project”

I got to spend some time today at Cottonwood Elementary School. Students and teachers there are tackling a few of our engineering challenges. I took some photos and wrote a post about the bio-engineering inquiry they are performing over at … Continue reading

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Elementary School Receives Their “High Hopes” Challenges

Check out the new post over at the “High Hopes Project” blog to get an update on the engineering and other tasks our elementary school received today. Learning is messy!

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Learning Arduinos to Use Arduinos

Just posted about the work going on with the middle school students that are designing the “High Hopes” release mechanism, a  solar panel monitoring system and possibly other systems that will utilize Arduinos. But first they have to learn how … … Continue reading

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The “High Hopes Project” Explained

This is cross posted at the “High Hopes Project” blog Lake Tahoe to Pyramid Lake from about 29,000 meters (95,000 feet) The “High Hopes Project” is designed to be a model global STEM learning project. But what is it really … Continue reading

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Balloon Inquiry: What Will Happen And Why?

This was originally posted at the High Hopes Project web site. Note the 4 party balloons that all started out the same size before they were inflated, on their way to 30,500 meters (100,000 feet ) from a balloon flight … Continue reading

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Now You Can Submit High Hopes For The World With Twitter!

NOTE: This post was originally posted on the High Hopes Project Blog: When we launch our balloons to 100,000 feet (30,000+ meters) this spring, the world’s high hopes will go with them. Now we’ve made it even easier to submit … Continue reading

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Making and Taking Flight

When experienced using a truly integrated approach, STEM learning is, I believe, the most powerful language arts program there is. The reason so many still struggle with STEM is that they approach it as an “add-on” … something else they … Continue reading

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The “High Hopes” Are Coming In From Around The World – Share Yours!

Re-posted from the High Hopes Project blog. Steve Spangler of Steve Spangler Science Tweeted out that he shared a “High Hope” – what about you! One aspect of the “High Hopes Project” is to demonstrate that when done well, STEM … Continue reading

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Next Design Challenges For Students

Originally posted at the High Hopes Project Blog.  Lots has happened since we last checked in with students at Sparks High School that are designing and engineering several of the payloads we will send up to 100,000 feet (33,000 meters). … Continue reading

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Next Design Challenges for Students in Our High Hopes Project

I’ll probably repost this here in full later, but we just posted an update over on our High Hopes Project blog. Exciting stuff going on, read about it here: Next Design Challenges For Students.    

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