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268 reviewed resources for 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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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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Take a Trip on the Chandelier

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students discuss the lines, shapes, and patterns used to decorate a 19th-century chandelier that was made to look like a hot-air balloon. In this art lesson plan students discuss the chandelier and then create a papier-mâché sculpture of...
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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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Breaking News English: Indian Breaks Hot-Air Balloon Record

For Students 5th - 10th
In this English worksheet, students read "Indian Breaks Hot-Air Balloon Record," 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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Breaking News English: Indian Breaks Hot-Air Balloon Record

For Students 5th - 10th
In this English worksheet, students read "Indian Breaks Hot-Air Balloon Record," 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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Two Hot Air Balloons

For Students 1st
In this counting practice learning exercise, 1st graders count the 2 hot air balloons and color them. Students then read the number 2 and the words 'two hot air balloons.'
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Can Gravity Push Something Up?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How does a hot air balloon fly? An experimental lesson has scholars build a balloon from a garbage bag and monitor the movement of air. As the temperature of the air in the balloon increases, gravity moves the denser cool air down,...
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If Hot Air Rises, Why Is it Cold in the Mountains?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Investigate the relationship between temperature and pressure. Learners change the pressure of a sample of air and monitor its temperature. They learn that as air decreases its pressure, its thermal energy converts to kinetic energy.
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Granny’s Balloon Trip

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Take flight with a fun activity focused on graphing data on a coordinate plane. As learners study the data for Granny's hot-air balloon trip, including the time of day and the distance of the balloon from the ground, they practice...
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Ancient Chinese Inventions 3/3

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Go fly a kite or launch a dragonfly top that soars like a helicopter past hot air balloons. Play a round of golf or sit down to a game of chess. No matter which you choose, remember to give credit for these pastimes to the ancient...
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Temperature and the Density of Air

For Students 6th - 8th
Here is a hands-on activity in which junior scientists put air into a balloon to create a closed system. They measure its circumference, warm it in hot water, and then remeasure its circumference to discover how temperature affects the...
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Are You Full of Hot Air?

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
Explore the concept of measuring and recording circumference. In this physical science and measurement lesson, young learners blow up balloons, measure the circumference, and record the data on an interactive graphing website.
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Weather Fronts—Movement of Cold and Warm Air

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
On a hot summer day, in a two-story home with no air conditioning, the coolest place is in the basement and the warmest place is on the second floor. See how warm air rises and cool air sinks through a hands-on activity. Class...
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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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Fun with Balloons

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders design their own hot air balloon. In this science lesson plan, 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...
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Introduce Vocabulary: Hot Air: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Hot Air-Balloon Ride

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students analyze tier two vocabulary words. In this vocabulary lesson, students investigate new vocabulary words while reading. Students record their vocabulary words in a word journal or discovery chart.
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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
Students 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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Air Is All Around Us!

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students design an instrument to show that air is all around. In this air lesson plan, students research, construct, and present a design that proves that air is all around, even though they can't see it or touch it. A teacher and self...
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The Pressure's Off II - Flight

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students investigate what allows air plane to fly, why birds can fly and why people can't. They construct a giant hot air balloon that can be launched using only a hair dryer.
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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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Why Do Hot Air Balloons Float?

For Students 9th - 12th
In this gases worksheet, students read about the Kelvin scale of temperature, they answer 3 fill in the blank questions about the relationship between temperature and pressure and they plot the temperature and pressure of gas samples at...

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