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To the Edge of Space! / Ymyl y Gofod!

A High-Altitude Balloon Adventure / Antur Balwn Uchder

Lesson Info

Wed 3 May, 2023 • 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Join us LIVE from Welshpool as we attempt to launch two giant weather balloons to the edge of space! / Ymunwch â ni yn FYW o’r Trallwng wrth i ni geisio lansio dwy falŵn tywydd anferth i ymyl y gofod!

Curriculum Focus

Earth and Space / Daear a Gofod, Properties and Changes of Materials / Priodweddau a Newidiadau Defnyddiau, Forces / Grymoedd

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the properties of gases that make the balloon float
  • Learn about the density of the atmosphere at heights and how it affects friction
  • Know different ways that technology is used to capture information from heights
  • To see how maths and computer algorithms are used to make predictions
  • Be aware of careers in the Space industry

Lesson Outline

You can follow the balloons as they rise through the atmosphere and travel across the skies! What altitude will they reach? Where will the payloads land? WIll we find them?? What will the data tell us about the temperature and pressure our crafts experience? / Gallwch ddilyn y balwnau wrth iddynt godi drwy’r atmosffer a theithio ar draws yr awyr! Pa uchder fyddan nhw’n ei gyrraedd? Ble bydd y llwythi tâl yn glanio? A fyddwn yn dod o hyd iddynt?? Beth fydd y data yn ei ddweud wrthym am dymheredd a phwysau sy’n profi ar ein crefftau?


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