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Hot Air Balloon

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
It is more than just blowing hot air. Pupils first build a hot air balloon out of tissue paper by cutting enough panels of tissue paper to form a balloon shape and glue the panels together. Using a hot air gun, individuals then inflate...
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Hot Air Balloon

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How can people control a hot air balloon? The simple simulation allows scholars to adjust the payload mass, burner, and vent position on a hot air balloon and observe the changes in velocity and altitude over time. Challenge questions...
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Introduce Vocabulary: Hot Air: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Hot-Air Balloon Ride (Priceman)

For Teachers K - 3rd
What a fun way to explore new vocabulary words! Marjorie Priceman's book Hot Air: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Hot-Air Balloon Ride offers plenty of new words for scholars to learn in context: amateur, assembled, demonstration,...
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The REAL Physics of Hot Air Balloons!

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Up, up, and away! Teach your class the science behind hot air balloons when by showing them the short video segment describing the physics of how they remain in the air and travel distances through different atmospheric conditions. They...
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Balloon Expansion

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Have your class explore how a hot air balloon works. Through a simple demonstration, learners can see the process up close, and discuss why this occurs. They can then perform related experiments on their own.
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Balloon Expansion

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Have your class explore how a hot air balloon works. Through a simple demonstration, learners can see the process up close, and discuss why this occurs. They can then perform related experiments on their own.
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Hot Air Balloon Design Lesson Plan

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders discuss what they know and what they want to know about hot air balloon using a KWL chart. They then use a wide array of materials to design a hot air balloon that will lift successfully in cooperative groups referring to...
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Activity 1 Up, Up, and Away: Building a Hot Air Balloon

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars investigate the question: "How does a hot air balloon work?" They build small hot air balloons ans then lauch them. Students discuss how they think a hot air balloon floats. Pupils are introduced to the use of models as...
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Hot Air Balloons

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers examine how a hot air balloon works. In this hot air balloon lesson, students do an experiment to test the effects of heat on density. Middle schoolers make their own hot air balloon and act out how nitrogen moves when...
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Every Day Edit - First Hot-Air Balloon

For Students 3rd - 8th
Daily practice develops skills! Use this half-sheet to help learners correct grammatical errors in capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and grammar. Today's topic is a hot-air balloon flight. 
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Art: Hot Air Balloon Replicas

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students 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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Density and Pressure of a Hot Air Balloon

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Using a dry cleaner bag and a blow dryer, create a hot air balloon! The materials list suggests obtaining one dry cleaner bag per student, but since this is probably inconvenient, consider doing this as a demonstration during a lesson on...
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Hot air Balloons

For Teachers K - 12th
Students study how hot air balloons were created and the different types there are.  In this density and lift lesson students build their own hot air balloon.
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Float a Hot Air Balloon

For Teachers 5th - 8th
This activity will lift spirits in your class, but there is little scientific explanation for what makes a hot air balloon rise. As you are teaching middle school scientists about density and convection, you can incorporate this...
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Hot Air Ballooning: Exploring Charles' Law

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners solve word problems dealing with Charles' Law. In this Charles' Law lesson, students observe PowerPoint presentations concerning Charles' Law. They complete a WebQuest and describe the relationship between hot air balloons and...
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Air Travel and the Space Race: Crash Course History of Science #37

For Students 9th - 12th
From balloons to satellites, air travel has come a long way over the years. A video presentation discusses the origin of space travel beginning with hot air balloons and gliders to the modern-day space race. Content includes discussion...
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Hot Air Balloons

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this paper craft worksheet, students use the hot air balloon pattern to make a tissue paper and glue design. Students follow the directions to create a hot air balloon using the pattern pieces and yarn.
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Hot Air Balloon

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Pupils view a video and discuss the mechanics of a hot air balloon. They, in groups, construct a functioning hot air balloon.
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Manifest Density

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
There's a lot content packed into the four lessons of this physical science unit on density. From salad dressing to the water cycle and hot air balloons, these lessons engage students in hands-on activities that explore real-world...
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Bag Balloons

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students 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 with a...
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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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Air, It's Really There

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Love is in the air? Wrong — nitrogen, oxygen, and carbon dioxide are in the air. The final lesson in the series of five covers the impact of temperature on gases. Scholars view a demonstration of gas as a type of matter before performing...
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THE TRAVELS OF BABAR: An Adventure in Scale :Building a Model Hot Air Balloon

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students 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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Rising With the Weather

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students research how hot-air balloons rise and descend, and find out how their operation is affected by weather. They identify conditions in which it is safe to fly hot-air balloons, and equipment necessary for crew and passenger...

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