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Experiments Using Balloons Demonstrate "Science in Action," Says Prof. Howard Brooks

July 23, 2010

Nov 2007 Balloon Test.jpgJuly 23, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — The increasing use of weather balloons in experiments conducted by scientists and hobbyists is the subject of an article which notes, "Some schools, in fact, are already getting in on the action. For example, DePauw University in Greencastle, In., features a Balloon Assisted Stratospheric Experiments (BASE) program, which involves working with students from the university and nearby K-12 schools to design and build experiments with helium weather balloons," writes Samantha Murphy.

Howard L. Brooks, Paul B. Kissinger Professor of Physics and Astronomy at DePauw and chair of his department, is quoted: "It's exciting for students to see science in action. Some experiments fail, while others Howard Brooks.jpggive really surprising results. Either way, it's a great way to show students that science can be fun."

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Learn more about the BASE program in this previous story.