G.E.S. Soars To New Heights This Year

The third grade Science class at G.E.S. released a high-altitude weather balloon on May, 1.

With the help of the Tennessee Tech STEM Center and the Tech SEDS Club (Students for the Exploration and Development of Space), Science teacher Mr. Mike lead his students in the design and building of a package that was attached to the weather balloon. According to data recorded onboard, Mr. Mike informed his students that the balloon went over 100,000 feet or 19-miles high. As well as a data recorder, the third graders attached three video cameras and one still camera and a clay “Pilot”.

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