Balloon Launch Anniversary

In May 2013 we sent a weather balloon into the stratosphere, carrying a digital camera and GPS tracker so that the camera could be retrieved when the balloon came back down to Earth. We got some amazing images and data of the Earth and its atmosphere. The launch was from Holy Cross School in Chorley, and supported by Manchester University

Highlights of the launch, without the data, can also be seen here.


Read our guidance on launching a school weather balloon. 

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Teaching resources

Upper primary lesson plan package developed with the Young People’s Trust for the Environment
Secondary Science
Climate based Physics Practice Questions for secondary and university level students
Secondary Maths
Climate-based questions for students and teachers. A team of students and academics at the University of Oxford developed these Maths for Planet Earth questions.