» Class room at the edge of the universe «

A stratosphere flight offers your students a unique learning platform to acquire expertise in various science disciplines beyond the STEM-related subjects. Your students will learn enthusiastically while working in groups on the successful implementation of this space mission.

The table below shows examples for every STEM subject, which a flight to the stratosphere could cover.

Subjects Suggestion for a lesson
Mathematics Solving equations
Graph and functions
Square equations
Root expressions
Calculation of the uplift and the required amount of helium
Evaluation of the flight curve and the measured values collected
Physics
Mechancis
Archimedean principle
force
Temperature and heat transfer
Gravitation
Electricity
Soldering
Calculate the acceleration of the mass active principle and the calculation of the parachute
Calculate the speed of sound
Solder the power supply for the cameras
Construction of polystyrene probe
Electronics
Computer science
Programming
Recording and evaluation of the measurement data
Programming the data logger or use the plug and play solution: reading and understanding the technical data sheet of a data logger, recording measurement data and evaluating flight
Chemistry Material properties
Helium
Organic chemistry
How does helium create the uplift for the balloon?
The influence of strong temperature changes in your own project
Extreme pressure changes
The freezing point depending on the air pressure
Writing Marketing & PR
Technical writing
Scientific Texts
Project description
Acquisition of sponsors
Press releases
Editorial backing for the school homepage
Scientific research
Technical data sheets
Scientific methods Must be used in every step of the experiment Formulating the question
Prediction
Text execution
Analysis
Biology Ecosystem
Extremophiles
Life on Mars or on other planets
Organisms in the stratosphere
Tardigrades in space, living in extreme environments
Earth & Space The universe
Jet streams
Solar system
The atmosphere
Weather: clouds, rainfall, wind, high-pressure areas
Climatograph
Environmental pollution
The ozone layer, the ozone hole
Greenhouse effect
Cosmic radiation
Layers of the atmosphere
The earth from above
Identification of cloud types
Pollution of the atmosphere
Weather forecast and flight scheduling
Ozone layer as a UV protection shield
Ozone production and ozone depletion in the ozone layer
Ozone depletion by CFCs, the ozone hole
Differentiation of greenhouse effect and the ozone hole
Law Reading legal texts The current legal situation for the release of a weather balloon
CommunicationMethodical competence Communication
Reading and understanding of technical literature
Recognize and correct misconceptions
project management
presentation
creativity
Teamwork
To draft a conclusion
Learning from mistakes
Putting complex situations into your own words
Media Video editing
Photography
Back up the project with a movie
Editing videos
Creation of a photo story

» Simple step by step instruction «

Our interactive video tutorial will guide you through the whole process, so your stratosphere flight will be a complete success. In addition, every one of our products comes along with an easy-to-understand instruction.