Aerospace/High-Altitude Ballooning

Engineer, build, launch, and retrieve payloads that travel up to 20 miles into the atmosphere. Course topics include engineering processes, programming in ArduBlock, experimental design, principles of meteorology, rocketry, and balloon flight, telemetry systems, basic airspace and flight regulations, and planning efficient interplanetary travel. Does not substitute for Integrated Science, Biology, or Chemistry.


Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12
Year: 1/2 credit
Prerequisites: Geometry or Advanced Geometry
Supplies: Three-ring binder, writing utensil, and looseleaf notebook paper