Now this is a school science project

Taking atmospheric readings and photographs 20 miles above the ground, the Meteotek team of IES La Bisbal school in Catalonia completed their incredible experiment at the end of February this year.

Building the electronic sensor components from scratch, Gerard Marull Paretas, Sergi Saballs Vila, Marta­ Gasull Morcillo and Jaume Puigmiquel Casamort managed to send their heavy duty £43 latex balloon to the edge of space and take readings of its ascent.

Created by the four students under the guidance of teacher Jordi Fanals Oriol, the budding scientists, all aged 18-19, followed the progress of their balloon using high tech sensors communicating with Google Earth.

6 comments on “Now this is a school science project

  1. Meanwhile, in Britain, educationalists continue to insist that pupils must not be challenged for fear of undermining their self-esteem. If only we had a thousand teachers like Senor Oriol (or even just the teachers we already have, with the “anti-elitist” elite off their backs).

  2. My chemistry teacher rather bravely allowed me to demonstrate a Thermite reaction. Twenty years later the cracked concrete floor and blackened brick wall are still visible – though the blindness was only temporary.

  3. I agree – that the four students created budding scientists is a truly outstanding achievement, even if it only replicates the pioneering work of Dr Frankenstein. Or perhaps it’s just proof that the ‘Telegraph’ doesn’t have subs.

  4. But, but, but – judging by the photos these five miscreants drove around in a car, thereby raping Gaia. It oughta be banned.

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