WAFB covered the story on a recent weather balloon launch. Elkhan Akhundov, a middle school teacher at Kenilworth Science and Technology in Louisiana, give his young scientists the opportunity to participate in a StratoStar weather balloonmission. The group’s main goal was to reach the edge of the earth’s atmosphere… and they did!
Akhundov said it best: “It’s not that students don’t have enough potential or capability. We need to increase their motivation.” Seeing science, technology, math, and engineering in action really captures the interests of young students. The StratoStar weather balloon project fosters these interests with the hope of leading more students to major in a STEM-related field.
Now that you have seen how a StratoStar weather balloon launch unfolds, are you ready to bring the high-tech project to your school? Download our free e-book on how weather balloons impact all four areas of STEM.