Thursday, January 10 2013 7:30 PM EST2013-01-11 00:30:59 GMT
Some local students used a school project to join the space race on Thursday. Students at Harrison Junior School attached a camera to a weather balloon and sent it into space. The camera was insulatedMore >>
Students at Harrison Junior School attached a camera to a weather balloon and sent it into space.More >>
HARRISON, OH (FOX19) -
The faculty and students of Harrison Junior School are excited to announce that the Great Harrison Wildcat Space Race was a success.
Teams of students were given the challenge to take a picture of the Harrison Wildcat Logo with the curvature of the Earth in the background. The teams were given 15 weeks to complete the project with a budget of $150. In addition to the photo, teams were asked to get temperature data and altitude data.
The goal of this project was to develop lessons across all curricular areas that focused on a greater goal. The teaching staff from all areas developed lessons that were in line with the Common Core Standards that schools in the State of Ohio are adopting.
On January 10, 2013, Harrison Junior School held it first ever launch. Five weather balloons with payloads consisting of both video and still cameras were released. The balloons were estimated to fly to an altitude ranging from 100,000 to 125,000 feet.
With the help of iPhone GPS technology provided by Harrison AT&T store, four out of five balloons were recovered. The balloons traveled 125 miles and landed near Logan Lake in the Hocking Hills area of Ohio, while others landed in the Circleville area.
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A nine-year-old girl accidentally shot and killed her instructor at a shooting range in Arizona earlier this week, and now people are wondering what the right age is for kids to be shooting guns. BuddyMore >>
After a nine year old girl accidentally shot and killed her instructor at a shooting range in Arizona, local shooting range owners and experienced shooters talk about safety measures when out shooting a gun.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-08-29 20:33:42 GMT
South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal wreck on Gun Range Road, between Wire Road and Highway 1.Troopers responded just after 1 p.m, according to the SCHP database.Additional details areMore >>
The Aiken Co. Coroner's Office confirmed Willis L. Purvis, 55, was returning home on his Suzuki motorcycle when he lost control of it, and was ejected. More >>
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