Category Archives: Project Based

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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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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Take a Virtual Field Trip To the Deserts and Grasslands of Africa

I still work with too many teachers that are reluctant to jump into the online learning world with their students because they don’t know how, don’t know how to make connections with classrooms or experts, and other various reasons. So … Continue reading

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High Hopes Project 1st Design Meeting

I posted this over on our “High Hopes Project” blog  and decided it fit well here too: We refer to The High Hopes Project as a “model” STEM project. One aspect of that modeling is that we’ve designed it to … Continue reading

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Our Latest RECON Campaign

 It’s been over a year since I last posted about RECON (Research and Education Collaborative Occultation Network). From the project web site: “Have you ever wondered what’s found in the outer reaches of our solar system? It turns out many, … Continue reading

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Close Reading? OK, How About Close Doing?

           “Reading” Sebastien Wiertz Close reading is one of the “strategies du jour”. From the Common Core State Standards in ELA: 1. Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from … Continue reading

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Student Tissue Paper Balloon and High Altitude Launches At The Great Reno Balloon Races

In an earlier post I quoted a press release that stated that 900+ students and teachers would participate in the Great Reno Balloon Race, Tissue Paper Balloon Launch Day. A last minute surge of participants put the number closer to … Continue reading

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Tissue Paper Hot Air Balloon Construction and Launching

Tissue paper hot air balloons are one of those powerful STEM learning experiences that lend themselves so well to being cross-curricular. There are the construction aspects that include measurement (length & angles for example) and skills like cutting with scissors … Continue reading

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Send Your Students’ (and anyone else’s) High Hopes Up High

Note: If after reading this post you decide to participate leave your “High Hopes” Here.  Doug Taylor and I started the High Hopes Project back in 2010, when we were both teaching 4th grade. Doug had seen this article about … Continue reading

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