Junior High STEM Students Launch Balloon with Payload

Balloon launch

Balloon and students


Junior High science and STEM students launched a weather balloon Friday with a payload of plants and seeds.The launch was assisted by members of the Wright State University Aerospace Club.

The launch, a continuation of a program postponed last spring, came through a grant earned by Junior High science and STEM teacher Jill Weaver.

The balloon traveled south on a three-hour flight, reaching a height of more than 80,000 feet before bursting and then parachuting to land. The balloon landed on a golf course near Kings Island.

Students from other Junior High classes, as well as members of the 5th grade STEM Club were on hand to enjoy the launch.


5th grade STEM club

5th Grade STEM Club

Balloon payload

Packing the payload



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