Virtual Ballooning

I am in the early stages of creating an updated version of my “Virtual Ballooning to Explore the Atmosphere” interactive simulation. For now, I am using the JavaScript graphing library Plotly to generate graphs of the datasets used in the simulation. In the completed simulation, learners will make choices as they launch a series of balloons to collect data about the atmosphere and learn about the layers of the atmosphere. An older version of Virtual Ballooning that I created while working for UCAR is available on the UCAR SciEd web site.

Ballooning Sample Plots

Test graphs using Plotly representing graphs that will be displayed within the Virtual Ballooning app. These test help me specify details of the graphing library I’m developing to work within the game framework.