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Balloons and Buoyancy

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
If you are flying high in a hot air balloon, can a helium balloon pass you? Simulation allows pupils to predict how changing pressure, volume, and temperature impacts helium balloons, hot air balloons, and a sphere filled with a...
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Helium - Periodic Table of Videos

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Helium is made of the smallest and most nonreactive of atoms. Balloons are filled in a science lab as two different scientists take turns illuminating viewers. The first balloon is heated and the second is cooled, demonstrating the...
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Runaway Balloon

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
When a child lets go of a helium balloon, what happens to it? Does it float all the way to space? The simulator allows pupils to experiment on party balloons and weather balloons under different conditions to see what happens to them in...
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Helium (Version 1)

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Helium is the second most common element in the universe, yet we are running out of helium on Earth. A video on this important element includes common reactions, uses, and concerns that scholars need to know to understand helium.
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Pilot a Balloon

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Balloons will go where you want them to. Young pilots first add paper clips to a balloon to make it neutrally buoyant. They then use cardboard to steer the balloon in different directions, taking air pressure into account.
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Helium

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The helium in a balloon comes from the radioactive decay of the elements thorium and uranium. Video two in this series of 48 explores the element helium. The narrator discusses how humans use it, where it is found, how the United States...
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Art: Hot Air Balloon Replicas

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Learners investigate the science behind hot air balloon flight. In a lecture and demonstration, they observe how helium-filled balloons are affected by the wind. Using basic household items such as newspaper, paper cups, and balloons,...
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Balloons

For Teachers K - 12th
Students explore the different types of balloons.  In this materials lesson students can complete several experiments including building their own hot air balloons, making balloon animals and experimenting with static electricity. 
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Helium

For Students 9th - 12th
What helium is and why it is different than the other gases that are abundant in the universe is the focus of a resource that goes on to explain how scientists use the limited supply of this gas in MRI machines, the large hadron...
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Fun with Balloons

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders design their own hot air balloon. In this science lesson, 5th graders investigate how factors like weight and sizes affect a balloon's lifting power. They also write math problems based on facts written in the book "The...
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Language Arts - Balloon Journey

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Young scholars will complete a Balloon Journey tag, attach it to a helium balloon and do a balloon launch.
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Bag Balloons

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Young scholars demonstrate that heat can change air. They determine that hot air rises. Students construct a working model of a hot air balloon. They understand that there are two ways that a balloon can rise: it can (1) be filled...
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Helium Balloon Race

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students determine the force of a helium balloon that allows it to rise a specific distance.  In this helium lesson students calculate the amount of paper needed to construct a weight and determine the density of a piece of paper. 
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Ideal Gas Problems

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The Hindenburg and its use of the highly flammable gas hydrogen, used to keep it afloat, eventually caught fire and killed 36 people.  Use the Ideal Gas Law through analysis of the Hindenburg and discover why scientists chose hydrogen...
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Breaking News English: Police to Charge Balloon Boy Father

For Students 5th - 10th
In this English worksheet, students read "Police to Charge Balloon Boy Father," and then respond to 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 8 true or false questions about the selection.
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Gases Lighter and Heavier than Air

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students explore the concept of air density. In this air density lesson, students fill balloons with helium and carbon dioxide. Students determine which gases are heavier or lighter than air.
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THE TRAVELS OF BABAR: An Adventure in Scale :Building a Model Hot Air Balloon

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners encounter basic facts about helium and hot air. They compare the weight and size of different materials. Students work collaboratively in teams. They create their own model balloon.
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Why Do Hot Air Balloons Float?

For Students 9th - 12th
For this Charles' Law worksheet, students solve 8 gas law problems where the pressure is constant and the volume varies directly with the temperature.
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Seeing the Invisible: Schlieren Imaging in Slow Motion

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Heat rises, but what does that actually look like? The video shows many examples of air currents, such as a burning match and squeezing helium out of a balloon. It highlights common observations that are rarely seen such as gas vapors...
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Lighter than Air

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Scholars participate in two design challenges concerning flight in the second activity of the series. They design balloon crafts that have neutral buoyancy and forward motion.
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Name That Gas!

For Students 5th
Young scientists discover that air is a mixture of different gases - mainly nitrogen and oxygen. The properties of some of the other gases found in oxygen are listed in a table, then learners must decide which one of those gases is...
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Baumgartner's Super Sonic Dive

For Students 9th - 12th
Felix Baumgartner jumped to Earth from a helium balloon in 2012, setting five world records in the process. The video answers the most commonly asked questions about this amazing feat that may not be quite what people advertised it to be. 
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AP Chemistry, Topic 2: Gases, Part A

For Students 10th - 12th
The first question on this worksheet references a demonstration done in class, the classic balloon in the flask. It asks observers to explain how the balloon was able to get into the flask. The remaining seven questions are...
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Hands-On Engineering Challenges to Bolster Your Electricity, Sound, and Force Units

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Need some activities to go along with your unit? A collection of hands-on activities from PBS offers opportunities to add to your electricity, sound, and force units. The electricity activities revolve around building a pinball-type...

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