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A stratospheric flight will provide your students with a unique platform to learn something in the STEM subjects. Your students will learn eagerly while working like real engineers or scientists, while working in small groups for the stratospheric mission.

Below we have some examples for the individual subjects which can be covered through a stratospheric flight.

Subjects Suggestion for a lesson
Mathematics Solving equations
Graph and functions
Square equations
Root expressions
Calculation of the uplift and the amount of helium required
Analyzing the flight curve and the collected values
Archimedean principle
Temperature and thermal transfer
Electricity and soldering
Calculate the acceleration of the mass
Principle and calculation for the parachute
Calculation of the speed and sound
Solder the power supply for the cameras
Construction of the polystyrene probe
Computer science
Recording the data and their evaluation
programming of the data logger
plug and play solution: Evaluation the technical data sheet of a data logger, recording of data and evaluating the flight
Chemistry Material property of helium
Organic chemistry
How does helium generate boost?
Influence of strong temperature changes on the experiment
Extreme pressure changes
Measuring the freeze point in relation to the air pressure
Language/ writing Technical writing
Scientific texts
Technical data sheets
Scientific methods Part of every experiment Drafting a question
Prediction, test execution and analysis
Biology Ecosystem
Live on mars or other planets
Organisms in the stratosphere
Tardigrade in space
live under extreme surroundings
Earth & Space The universe
Jet streams
Solar sytem
Weather: Clouds, rainfall, wind, high-pressure areas
Environmental pollution
Ozone layer, ozone hole
The greenhouse effect
Cosmic radiation
Layers of the atmosphere
The earth from above
Identification of cloud types
Pollution of the atmosphere
Weather prediction and flight planning
Ozone layer as UV shield
Ozone layer depletion and reduction the ozone layer
Reduction of the ozone layer by CFC, ozone hole
Differentiation of greenhouse effect and ozone hole
Law Reading legal documents Legal situation for a weather balloon uplift
Communication Methodical competence Communication
Technical literature
detect and correct misconceptions
Project management
Learning form mistakes
Boil complex facts down to the essential parts

Advantages of the project:

  • Extraordinary learning experience for your students in the field of science with an adventurous touch
  • Multidisciplinary: Combination of different STEM subjects
  • Combination of theory and practice: setting a objective with a strong practical reference
  • Collecting competences in technical, organizational and methodical fields
  • Klett provides the lesson material in different fields e.g. for the greenhouse effect or the ozone hole
  • Use of various media: graphics, worksheets, scientific documents, videos, photos, news, formulary, data sheets, research with the computer, media for presentations e.g. powerpoint
  • Possible to connect to your curriculum
  • Marketing effect for your school and for the science field in general

Depending on the knowledge of your class, or their interests, the focus can be shifted from one project to another. The suggestions from above are intended to give a brief overview on various topics, which we are able to cover. Of course every topic can be adapted to your curriculum.

The most beautiful aspect of such a stratospheric flight is that the project has the potential to be highly impressive. It is an exciting project for your students where they will be able to demonstrate their skills and broaden their knowledge towards new insights.


If you are looking for exciting school projects, a stratosphere flight provides the ideal setting for various experiments. In our gallery, we have published some flights from other schools and private persons.