Forest Service fire department recovers student weather balloon here
April 25, 2019
Black Hills National Forest Bearlodge Fire recently went on a recovery mission in the Bearlodge Mountains to retrieve a weather balloon. Through a Wyoming NASA Space Grant, Campbell County High School Earth Science class, taught by Trish Kuberra, had launched and tracked a weather balloon to apply changing atmospheric conditions to student built experiments.
Students were challenged to design and build an experiment that tapped into changing atmospheric conditions as the balloon either ascended or descended to drive an energy transformation. The STEM (science, technology, engineering and m...