Curie Metropolitan High School’s International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IB MYP) aims to provide students with the opportunity to show their understanding of physical and life science concepts, the nature of science and scientific inquiry processes, by applying these to solve real world problems. High altitude ballooning provides students with an exciting opportunity to design experiments and carry out scientific investigations in collaborative groups. Ballooning is well aligned with the aims and objectives of the IB MYP, such as the development of scientific inquiry, collaboration and communication skills and the appreciation of the relationship between science and technology. Five Curie students and their teacher participated in a five-week summer research program at DePaul University in 2011. Here we report on a follow-up mission we carried out in spring 2013, which involved 82 Curie students enrolled in three different IB MYP chemistry classes.
How to Cite:
Hike-Teague, N. & Beck-Winchatz, B., (2013) “High Altitude Ballooning at an International Baccalaureate High School”, Academic High Altitude Conference 2013(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/ahac.5595