Exploring Waves in the Stratosphere: Balloon's Up!

by: Kris Beck, Todd Medintz, and Bernhard Beck-Winchatz

Launch weather balloons to study how ultraviolet radiation, visible light, and sound waves are affected by altitude.


Middle School


Analyzing data Asking questions Classifying Collecting data Communicating Disciplinary Core Ideas Disciplinary Core Ideas in Engineering, Technology, and the Application of Science Disciplinary Core Ideas in Physical Science Electricity Electromagnetism ENCdl ETS1.A: Defining and Delimiting an Engineering Problem ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions ETS1.C: Optimizing the Design Solution ETS1: Engineering Design Experimenting Hypothesizing Interpreting data Measuring Modeling Observing Physical Science Predicting PS4.A: Wave Properties PS4.B: Electromagnetic Radiation PS4.C: Information Technologies and Instrumentation PS4: Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer Science and Engineering Practices Science as Inquiry Science Focus Science process skills Scientific habits of mind SEP1: Asking Questions and Defining Problems SEP2: Developing and Using Models SEP3: Planning and Carrying Out Investigations SEP4: Analyzing and Interpreting Data SEP5: Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking SEP6: Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions SEP7: Engaging in Argument from Evidence SEP8: Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information Three Dimensions of the Framework and/or NGSS Using mathematics Using scientific equipment Using technology


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 10/1/2013Stock # ss13_037_02_40Volume 037Issue 02

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