Weather balloons are high-altitude balloons that can be sent up into near-space to conduct experiments on atmospheric pressure, temperature, humidity, wind speeds and more. Today’s technology allows for easy tracking and customization when it comes to sending a weather balloon into the atmosphere. Experiments can be anything from sending a stuffed parrot into the atmosphere all the way to sending grass seeds to study the effects near space has on the germination process. StratoStar teams up with educators and students from all over the country to help conduct experiments. These project-based learning experiments allow students to get hands-on education while having some real fun. But, how exactly do the weather balloons work?
09 May, 2016