Monthly Archives: May 2010

Update: Our High Hopes High Altitude Balloon Project

Thursday we launched our balloon. It reached an altitude of over 107,800 feet, the flight lasted about 90 minutes, the coldest temperature encountered was -80F, our camera took almost 500 pictures. My 4th grade students have each already posted on their … Continue reading

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Update: Our “High Hopes” High Altitude Balloon Project

Travis Fields, a graduate student in mechanical engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno, and the scientist leading our high altitude balloon project visited our school today to talk to our 4th graders.  He explained some of the science that … Continue reading

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Come Join Our “High Hopes” High Altitude Balloon Project

With the help of Dr. Jeffrey C. LaCombe - Advisor, University of Nevada, Reno faculty member in Materials Science & Engineering, my students and two other fourth grades at my school are designing and building “payloads” that will be launched on … Continue reading

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