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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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Hot air Balloons

For Teachers K - 12th
Learners 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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Hot Air Balloons

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students 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. Students make their own hot air balloon and act out how nitrogen moves when turned to a liquid.
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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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The First Hot Air Balloons

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Pupils complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book The First Hot Air Balloons. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have...
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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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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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Full of Hot Air

For Teachers K - 3rd
Learners explore physics by reading a story with their class. In this flight activity, students read the book Full of Hot Air and discuss the possibilities of flight without wings or an engine. Learners define vocabulary terms from the...
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Hot Air Balloon Activity Notes

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students construct and launch a hot air balloon. They are introduced to: Gas Laws, Air Pressure, Atmospheric Composition and Structure, Wind Speed and Direction, Inversions, and Weather Predictions. Students work in small groups to...
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Flying High with Hot Air Balloons!

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders demonstrate understanding by creating a visual product. They will read The Big Balloon Race, by Eleanor Coerr and create a chart using vocabulary from the book. They also write a poem on hot air balloons using the newly...
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Pupil Self-Registration Hot Air Balloons

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
Have your class place their names on one of five different colorful hot air balloons. These balloons can be printed, cut out, and used to show progress toward a goal or as a way to label a child's work around the classroom.
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Hot Air Ballooning: Exploring Charles' Law

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students solve word problems dealing with Charles' Law. In this Charles' Law activity, students observe PowerPoint presentations concerning Charles' Law. They complete a WebQuest and describe the relationship between hot air balloons...
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Reading Summary

For Students 3rd - 5th
Students read the excerpt about hot-air balloons. Then, they summarize the article using the details found to complete the chart given. Then, students write a sentence summarizing a festival or celebration. This worksheet will provide...
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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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The Big Balloon Festival

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Young scholars explore physics by reading a book about hot air balloons. In this flight lesson, students read the book The Big Balloon Festival and discuss the concept of flying without wings or an engine. Young scholars define a list of...
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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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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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Activity 1 Up, Up, and Away: Building a Hot Air Balloon

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students 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 a...
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Density: Got Gas?

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Young scholars investigate the properties of liquids, solids and gases. They apply their research in the design and construction of a hot air balloon. The balloons are displayed along with a multimedia presentation on the topic of density.
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Balloons

For Teachers K - 12th
Students explore the different types of balloons.  For 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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A Trip On a Hot Air Balloon

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Students complete an art and story telling project about hot air balloons. In this art and language arts lesson, students listen as the teacher tells them how hot air balloons work. They make a hot air balloon using art supplies before...
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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
Young scholars 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...
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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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Warm Air versus Cold Air

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Students discover that warm air takes up more space than cold air.  In this science lesson, students perform 4 experiments using balloons to determine that the molecules of warm air are more spread out than those of cold air.
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Exploring the Movement of Air

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders summarize the relationships  of movement of air masses and pressure systems.  In this investigative lesson students observe an experiment that demonstrates high and low pressures and air masses. 
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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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The Weather Classroom - Atmosphere

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Meteorology learners explore the weight of air, layers of the atmosphere, and air pressure action through a series of discussions, demonstrations, and hands-on group activities. Enough discussion prompts, background information, student...
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What Causes Wind?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Through watching several classic air pressure demonstrations, middle schoolers determine that high pressure areas move toward lower pressure areas, heated air causes a drop in pressure, and forces exist when pressures are unequal. By...
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Color Word Balloons

For Students K - 3rd
In this color word balloons worksheet, students color six hot air balloons the color that is written underneath each balloon. Students utilize the colors of yellow, green, blue, orange, red and violet.
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INVESTIGATING AIR - HOT AND COLD

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers experiment with the density of Hot Air versus Cold Air.
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Full of Hot Air

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders apply the processes of scientific investigation to determine how the number of breaths affect the distance a balloon rocket travels. Students work in groups creating a model, gathering data, drawing conclusions and...
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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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Why Do Hot Air Balloons Float?

For Students 9th - 12th
In this Boyle's Law worksheet, students solve eight problems using the inverse relationship between the volume of a gas and the pressure of a gas at a constant temperature.
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Why Do Hot Air Balloons Float?

For Students 9th - 12th
In this Charles' Law instructional activity, learners solve 8 gas law problems where the pressure is constant and the volume varies directly with the temperature.
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Fly Away with Books Poster

For Teachers K - 8th
Put up a poster near your class library to encourage your pupils to take trips to different worlds and times through books. The poster features one large hot air balloon made out of book covers and several smaller balloons, some with...
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Full of Hot Air

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students investigate technology and its many designs to make our lives easy. In this science lesson, students build a hot air balloon and answer specific questions about weight and rides in the hot air balloon. They analyze their data...
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Float or Sink?

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Experiment with mass and density as scholars figure out what makes things float or sink. First, they watch a podcast introducing these concepts. Be sure to use the comprehension question to test their understanding. Young scientists...
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Models for Teaching Addition and Subtraction of Integers

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Positive and negative numbers are everywhere in the world around us. Whether it's charged particles in atoms, a hot air balloon rising and falling in the sky, or a series of bills and checks being delivered in the mail, this resource...
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Strange New Planet

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The first remote sensors were people in hot air balloons taking photographs of Earth to make maps. Expose middle school learners to space exploration with the use of remote sensing. Groups explore and make observations of a new planet by...
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Reading Comprehension 3 (Level 7)

For Students 8th - 9th
Have you ever been in a hot air balloon? Whether your readers are English language learners or native speakers, assess their reading comprehension with this short passage and the seven multiple-choice questions that follow. A detailed...
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Eight Hot Air Balloons

For Students Pre-K - 1st
For this early math counting worksheet, students count the hot air balloons on the page and use their artistic skills to color the hot air balloons.
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Nine Hot Air Balloons

For Students Pre-K - 1st
In this early math counting worksheet, students count the hot air balloons on the page and use their artistic skills to color the hot air balloons.
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Air Exerting Pressure

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Students explore air pressure. In this science lesson plan, students show how air occupies space and exerts pressure and learn how great the effects of air pressure can be.
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Shrinking Air

For Students 3rd - 6th
In this science investigation worksheet, students follow the listed procedures to find out how temperature affects air pressure as they heat and cool balloons.
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Warm and Cold Air

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars conduct an experiment to discover what happens to air when it is heated or cooled, discover that wind moves from a high-pressure area (an area of sinking air) to a low pressure area (an area of rising air).
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Honors Chemistry Ideal Gas Law

For Students 10th - 12th
In this ideal gas law worksheet, learners are given a problem to solve using a hot air balloon. They are given the volume, mass, temperature of the air inside the balloon and the temperature outside the balloon. They determine if the...
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Balloons: Math with the Montgolfier Balloon

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students discover the history of hot air balloons by watching one ascent.  In this physics lesson plan, students utilize a Montgolfier Hot Air Balloon from an earlier lesson plan and record the temperature, rate of ascent and the volume....
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Flying High With Hot Air Balloons!

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders demonstrate an understanding of a narrative story by listening, speaking, reading and writing activities. They create two visual products that reflect the understanding of events, vocabulary, and characters.
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Printable Story Starter: The Get-Away

For Students 3rd - 4th
This fun, creative writing prompt invites young writers to continue the story of Boe and Tim, who discover a hot air balloon while escaping from their big sisters. The worksheet provides a space where learners can finish the middle and...
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Back-to-School Bulletin Board Templates

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
Spiff up your classroom walls with three adorable templates! Each hot air balloon, puzzle piece, or surfboard can be decorated by a teacher or pupil and pinned up on the wall to create a cute class display.
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Rising Air

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate the concept of rising air in the formation of clouds and precipitation. In this rising air lesson, students conduct an experiment with hot and cold water that shows how warm water rises due to thermal buoyancy. They...
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Vehicles in the Air

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
There are vehicles that travel on the ground and there are vehicles that travel through the air. Show some of the various machines that fly. The helicopter, air plane, and hot air balloon are only a few vehicles mentioned on this...
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The Balloon Experiment

For Students 2nd - 4th
For this comprehension worksheet, learners read a passage about a balloon experiment and answer multiple choice questions about it. Students complete 5 questions total.  
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Air Pressure

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Students investigate the basic principles of air pressure.  In this experimental lesson students use materials to create several different experiments that help to explain air pressure and friction.
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Early Attempts at Flight

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Learners investigate the early history of flight. In this aviation history lesson, students are split into six groups to research the development of the ornithopter, hot air balloon and the glider. Each group records information on the...
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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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The Balloon Experiment

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this comprehension worksheet, students read a passage about a balloon experiment and answer multiple choice questions about it. Students complete 5 questions total.  
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Diffusion Through Balloons

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners observe the diffusion of air molecules through a balloon. In this chemistry and molecules instructional activity, students fill balloons with air and a scented substance and observe whether the scented air is able to permeate...
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The Mathematics of Convection: Nature's Model for Energy Production

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers conduct a series of experiments to investigate density, buoyancy and climate. In this math lesson, pupils design and build a hot air balloon to demonstrate convection. They research and write a paper about solar chimneys.
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2007 AP® Calculus BC Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th
Provide a review for the exam so individuals don't tank. AP® provides the free-response questions for teachers to use to help their pupils prepare for the exam. The six BC questions from 2007 include regions bounded by functions, water...
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Why Could the Hindenburg Float?

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders experiment with floating and sinking objects and heavy and light liquids, using correct terms, like density, to explain what happens.  In this Hindenburg lesson, 10th graders watch a demonstration called the invisible fire...
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Ready, Set, Go!

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this vowels activity, students fill in the missing letters that spell the vowel sounds in 12 words. The page has a hot air balloon theme.
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One Hot Air Balloon

For Students 1st
In this counting practice worksheet, 1st graders count the 1 hot air balloon and color it. Students then read the number 1 and the words 'one hot air balloon.'
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Three Hot Air Balloons

For Students 1st
For this counting practice worksheet, 1st graders count the 3 hot air balloons and color them. Students then read the number 3 and the words 'three hot air balloons.'
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Four Hot Air Balloons

For Students 1st
In this counting practice worksheet, 1st graders count the 4 hot air balloons and color them. Students then read the number 4 and the words 'four hot air balloons.'
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Balloon Jets

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Learners investigate how fuel amount affects the distance traveled by balloons. In this physics lesson, students collect data and create a pictograph. They interpret data and formulate a conclusion.
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Full of Hot Air

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders use scientific investigation to count how many breaths change the distance of a balloon rocket.  In this drawing conclusions lesson students work in groups to create a model, gather data and draw conclusions. 
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Order Numbers to 12

For Students Pre-K - K
In this counting dot to dot worksheet, students follow the dots as they count to 12. Students color the picture of the hot air balloon.
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Air Density and Temperature

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students investigate the effect of temperature on the density of air by putting an uncovered bottle in a bucket of hot water. Then they place a balloon over the mouth of the bottle. They repeat the procedure using ice water and explain...
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Children's Literature Across the Curriculum Ideas-Harvey Potter's Balloon Farm

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students read Harvey Potter's Balloon Farm by Jerdine Nolen Harold. They complete a variety of cross-curricular activities surrounding the study of balloons. Included are reading, art, math, science, writing, social studies, and library...
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Balloon A-Z

For Students 1st - 3rd
In this dot-to-dot puzzle worksheet, students connect the dots A-Z to finish forming a hot air balloon floating in the sky with clouds.
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Sink or Float: Exploring the Laws of Buoyancy

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the relationship between density and buoyancy. After watching a video explaining buoyancy, students discuss displacement and floating. Students have a raft building competition. Afterward, they conduct experiments to...
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The Properties of Air

For Teachers 1st
First graders draw conclusions about the properties of air. For this properties of air lesson, the teacher demonstrates several properties of air and guides students through discovering that air is colorless, tasteless, odorless, exerts...
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Convection in a Pan

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students watch a demonstration using a plastic bag and a hair dryer to create a hot air balloon. After the demonstration, they discuss the results and whether or not hot water behaves the in the same manner as hot air. They conduct...
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Ballooning Inside the Box

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students use similar triangles to solve a real-world problem.  In this geometry lesson, students explore properties of ratios and proportion as used in similar triangles and use proportions to determine the indirect height of an object. 
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Up, Up and Away with the Montgolfier Balloon

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students construct hot air balloons. In this science lesson, students assemble their own balloon using tissue paper and glue. They time the duration of the flight, record data and calculate team averages.
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Big Bang Balloon

For Students 5th - 8th
In this big bang balloon worksheet, students create a simple model to learn how the universe expands over time. Students follow the provided procedures along the supplies of a balloon, measuring tape, and a felt tip marker to create a...
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Balloon Writing

For Students 3rd - 6th
For this writing activity worksheet, students create a poem within a balloon utilizing a word box of words to choose from. Students also design their own balloon and write a short description of it on 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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Transportation

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Explore the world of transportation using this ESL presentation. With pictures and labels for all kinds of transportation, including airplanes, hot air balloons, and race cars, the slide show is great for reviewing vocabulary from your...
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The Big Balloon

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read a paragraph about a child playing with a balloon . They then answer 4 questions about the story.
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The Pressure's Off

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students investigate air pressure with four hands-on activities. They observe experiments by viewing Take a Look 2 #21.
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What A Gas!

For Teachers K - 4th
Young scholars study various aspects of air. In this science lesson plan, students discover that air occupies space, understand the visual effects of air, and explain how air exerts force.
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Air: Demonstrating Its Presence and Effects

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the concept of air. In this gravity lesson, students perform various experiments that deal with gravity, air resistance, and air pressure.
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Aircraft

For Teachers 8th - 12th
A variety of concepts are covered in this PowerPoint which gives the main engineering points of different aircraft types. Each slide details the engineering behind non-rigid and rigid categories of lighter or non-lighter than air...
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Up, Up, and Away

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners research hot-ballooning using Internet resources including an around-the-world balloon flight. They determine fact from opinion, examine point of view, and determine main idea, and details. They write a journal entry taking the...
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PROVE IT!

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Young scholars summarize what they know about the concept of hot air rising and cold air falling from the investigative science book, explore the concept and prove it through a visual experience and predict what happens when they reverse...
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Up In The Air

For Students 7th - 10th
In this up in the air worksheet, students, with a partner, brainstorm and discuss as many different ways of flying as possible, review a list of sixteen actions and events people experience when traveling and start a conversation with...
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THE TRAVELS OF BABAR: An Adventure in Scales

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students locate and identify the seven continents. They use longitude and latitude in establishing a location. Students enhance the knowledge of geographical location with cultures. Individuals or small groups research multiple aspects...
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Up, Up and Away

For Students 4th - 5th
In this geometry worksheet, students color a large hot air balloon in specific colors according to the clue in each section of the picture. After determining what geometry term the clue refers to, students look at the key to find out the...
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Balloon Fiesta

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students participate in a math activity that reinforces basic fact strategies including counting on from a greater number. They interact with pictures of hot-air balloons and discuss word and sentence equations that deal with how many...
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Ice Eggs

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students melt colored ice cubes which are created from a funnel, balloons, water, and food coloring. In this ice lesson plan, students put food coloring into water in a balloon, freeze it, and see how the food coloring ended up making...
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Count and Color: 7

For Students Pre-K
In this counting activity, students focus on the number 7. Students count and color the number of hot air balloons that are shown.
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Count and Color: 10

For Students Pre-K
In this counting worksheet, students focus on the number 10. Students count and color the number of hot air balloons that are shown.
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Count and Color: 6

For Students Pre-K
In this counting learning exercise, students focus on the number 6. Students count and color the number of hot air balloons that are shown.
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Sensors in Chemistry

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The Environmental Protection Agency monitors sensors to track air pollution and set clean air standards. Enthusiastic young scientists use similar sensors to gather data in their area and then apply the gas laws and conservation of...
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The Universe

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Young scientists create a simulation of Hubble's law. Introducing the Big Bang Theory using balloons and a simple lab worksheet, scholars complete a data table and perform analysis.
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Flight

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students research flight and to try and put the events of Kitty Hawk into proper perspective. They look at kites, the lateen sail, flight toys (old and new), hot air balloons, propulsion units, hang gliders, and the men who made them.
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Weather

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students read a weather map. Using the local newspaper, Columbus Dispatch, small groups investigate that air has pressure and that temperature and pressure are inversely related in weather. They display their findings on a graph or...
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Solids, Liquids, and Gases

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore solids, liquids, and gasses and categorize and describe the three states of matter. In this chemistry instructional activity, students categorize items as solid, liquid, or gas based on the definitions given by the...
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Gases

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders work with gases to determine what the effects of temperature are on volume and air pressure by working with balloons. Also, they experiment with vinegar and baking soda. They predict the outcomes of these experiments, and...
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Density of Hot and Cold Water

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers examine how temperature affects the density of water.  In this density lesson students complete a lab activity to show the movement of heated water.
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Airplane Mathematics

For Teachers 6th - 8th
The history of aerodynamics is rich with experimentation and international collaboration. Author Joyce Bryant relays this dynamic past and provides math word problems using the formula of lift, the force that makes airplanes fly. She...
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What Makes the Wind Blow?

For Teachers K - 2nd
Student study the properties of wind. They make a miniature hot-air balloon and compose diamond-shaped poems about the wind. They explain that as the sun warms air around the earth, the air rises. Colder air then moves in to fill the...
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Science: The Changing Life of Air Pressure

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders observe demonstrations how heated air rises and becomes a low pressure area. After watching several teacher-conducted experiments, 4th graders, in groups, discuss and answer questions in their journals. Finally, they...
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Count and Color: 5

For Students Pre-K
In this counting learning exercise, students focus on the number 5. Students count and color the number of hot air balloons that are shown.
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Causal Patterns in Air Pressure Phenomena

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students consider the relationship between pressure and temperature. They observe a demonstration and explore the relationship between heat and volume when pressure remains constant. Students discuss relational causality and consider...
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Pressure and Volume of Gases

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate pressure and volume as they relate to gases. In this pressure and volume lesson plan, students observe multiple demonstrations related to air pressure. The develop an understanding of the relationship between...
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Puppy Valentine's Day Coloring Page

For Students Pre-K - K
In this coloring worksheet, students examine a black line drawing of a puppy in a heart-shaped hot air balloon. Students color the Valentine's Day picture.
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Steck Vaughn Comprehension Assessment #10

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this comprehension assessment worksheet, students read a passage titled "The Balloon Experiment," then complete a set of 5 multiple choice comprehension questions.
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Gas Law Homework Problem Set

For Students 10th - 11th
In this chemistry activity, students determine the mass of the gas when filling a bicycle tire with nitrogen. Then they determine the volume of a balloon when at specific altitudes. Students also determine the partial pressure of oxygen...
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Weather

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners experiment with bunsen burners and beakers of water to see how the earth's atmosphere acts like a thermometer. They explain how temperature causes movement in the air and how warm and cold fronts cause weather changes.
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Ships of the Air

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this vocabulary and reading comprehension activity, students read a 1 page selection about aircraft, match 8 words to the correct parts and types of aircraft and respond to 9 short answer and fill in the blank questions.
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Convection Activities

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students conduct a series of hands-on activities to demonstrate that heated air expands and that warm air rises because it is less dense.
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What are the general properties of gases?

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore the properties of gases with hands-on activities.  In this physical science instructional activity, 1st graders compare and contrast photos, observe steam from hot water, and blow up a balloon to see that gases can...
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Matter and Molecular Motion

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders define the states of matter and their properties. They demonstrate the air is matter and observe the effect of molecular motion through these activities.
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Newton's Laws

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students experiment with and analyze moving objects and explain their motion in relation to Newton's Laws of Motion. Students then work with partners to design and construct cars that are powered by balloons.
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Gases & Pressure

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explain the five points of the kinetic molecular theory of gases. They complete an experiment where water is added to a tin can so that students can see the condensed water vapor rise out of the tin can . This shows the...
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Transportation

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore basic transportation vehicles, specifically air, land, and water vehicles, name six different modes of transportation, identify four different kinds of train cars, and three differences between two different modes of...
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Questioning Adverbs

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
How do adverbs enhance the meanings of verbs? Use a worksheet that prompts kids to identify what question adverbs are answering: when, where, or how.
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WS 1.2 Metric Units I/ Physical vs. Chemical

For Students 10th - 12th
In this metric units and properties learning exercise, students determine the proper metric unit given a variety of measurements for specific items. They also identify chemical and physical properties and chemical and physical changes.
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This Is Not a Rainbow

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Amaze your class with a video segment on rainbows and why they are not what they necessarily appear to be. Individuals watch light and ice merge, which triggers a prism, thus forming a rainbow. They listen to a scientific explanation of...
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Could Planet Minecraft Actually Exist?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Learners explore the rationale behind Planet Minecraft and cube planets. They view explanations about hollow planets, flat planes in space, and other scientific theories as they learn more about the inner core of the Earth and our outer...
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What Is Fire?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Fire is both dangerous and amazing. Allow your class to gain a more meaningful understanding of this natural phenomenon as they view a short video segment on the chemistry and physics of fire. Pupils learn why a fire burns, how fires...
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The Essentials of Energy

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Energy is the latest buzz word. Help your class understand the truth behind the hype as they view the video segment and learn the difference between nuclear and solar energy, LED and fluorescent bulbs, and kilowatt hours. They learn the...
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Does The Moon Really Orbit The Earth?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What do Newton's Law of Gravitation and the moon's orbit have in common? Assist pupils as they view a short video segment and learn the gravitational methods of the moon and earth. They learn the reason why and how these have changed...
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What's The Loudest Possible Sound?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
If a tree falls in the forest and no person is around, does it still make a sound? Students view a short video segment to determine sound and decibel levels of various objects, including the loudest and quietest possible sounds humans...
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There's No Such Thing As Cold

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Is cold real, or just a feeling? Assist your class in discovering the truth behind the body's assumption of cold as they learn the difference between heat and temperature and why wind causes a person to feel colder. They conclude with a...
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The Physics of Space Battles

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Ready to take your class on a journey through space and witness epic battles? A video segment portrays the true way space battles happen, complete with the way Hollywood handles the lack of gravity, even while firing missiles at the...
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The Science of Snowflakes

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
We are all the same, yet we are all different—just like snowflakes. Learners explore the science behind snowflakes and their uniqueness as they view the video segment on snow. They conclude with a discussion about physical and chemical...
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The Science of Rainbows

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Rainbows bring happy thoughts, especially after a rainstorm. Lead your class in a physics exploration through the composition of rainbows and the science behind their construction as well as their geographical placement in nature.
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Why is the Sky Any Color?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Skin, the toughest part of the body, provides each person with multiple layers of protection from the outside world. Assist young scientists as they view the video segment and learn the differences in melanin production, leading to...
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Einstein Is (Almost) Always Right: Gravitational Waves Edition

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Facilitate learning as never before with the first video in a series dealing with physics concepts for your science class. Learners visualize Einstein's field equations and the effect of massive objects in passing light before they...
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Doomsday Machines

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Nuclear weapons changed war forever. Scientists now know that a few of these weapons have the ability to change the climate and cause a mass extinction. Watch a video that details the ways these machines work—and the implications that...
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The Cheerios Effect

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Why does cereal clump together in milk? Scientists answered this question in 2005 with the help of physics and math. A video explains the relationship between buoyancy, surface tension, and the meniscus. It teaches how to attract or...
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STEM Design Challenges Based on Children's Literature

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Children's literature contains a treasure trove of engineering activities. A STEM curriculum resource highlights some possible lessons based on children's literature. It includes instructions on how to incorporate literacy for a set of...
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You Can Be A Woman Meteorologist

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students complete four activities that are about meteorology. The first activity is for them to explore weather maps. The second activity is for students to discover high-pressure and low-pressure air. The third activity is for them to...
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We Flew With a Baboon

For Teachers 1st - 2nd Standards
More vowels? Elementary schoolers recognize how vowel patterns change a short vowel sound into a long vowel sound. With an emphasis on the /oo/ that makes the long U sound, kids identify the phoneme and letter combination through...
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Evaluate Reference Sources

For Students 5th - 7th
Teach your class how to evaluate references and find unbiased information. With this worksheet, learners look at pages from four reference sources and then respond to 10 short answer questions regarding them.
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How People Travel

For Teachers 1st
First graders examine several pictures of types of transportation that can be classified as moving on land, in the air, and through the water. They put each picture on the correct 'landscape' of three rug size pieces of butcher paper.
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Observing Connections: Art, Poetry and the Environment

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Make connections between art, poetry and the environment. In this connections instructional activity, students read "I Am An Artist" by Pat Lowery Collins and compare artwork by various artists. Students write their own "I an an artist...
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What Do You See?

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
ESL students practice color vocabulary and some basic animal names using Bill Martin's Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See? students glue pictures from their environment and verbally produce the correct color name.
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Dream Houses

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students imagine and create their dream house.  In this comprehension and interpretation lesson, students read The Big Orange Splot, answer comprehension questions about the story and  complete a character traits web.  Students describe...
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Charles' Law Worksheet

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Although it was published in the year 2000, this chemistry assignment is ideal for practicing the application of Charles' law. There are seven real-world problems to solve, and plenty of space provided for doing so. Add this to your...
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Gases

For Students 10th - 12th
In this gas worksheet, students convert within units of pressure and temperature, they solve problems using the various gas laws, they explain concepts as they related to the kinetic molecular theory and they discuss details of a...
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Work and Power

For Students 9th - 12th
In this power worksheet, students use the equations of power and work to complete 4 word problems. Students use the standard units of watts and joules.
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Rate of Change

For Students 10th - 12th
In this rate of change worksheet, students estimate the rate of change over an interval of time. This two-page worksheet contains four multi-step problems.
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Newspaper Words

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students use newspapers to complete a cut and paste letter recognition activity. In this letter recognition lesson, students cut and paste letters from a newspaper to create the week's spelling list or a selected group of words.
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Gas Laws Experienced

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers discover relationship between temperature pressure and volume as they perform research and experiments.
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Parts of Speech: Adverbs

For Students 7th - 9th
Never, downstairs, homely? Which of these words is not an adverb? Adverbs modifying verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs are the subject of a series of exercises that will provide your pupils with an opportunity to practice using this...
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Art to Zoo: Kiting Up The Sky: The Vehicles of Understanding

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students gain perspective on the importance of kites by reading about and discussing how kites have been used throughout history. In this kite exploration instructional activity, students follow instructions to construct a kite to...
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Word Study: Suffixes

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this suffixes activity, students respond to 20 short answer questions that require them to identify base words and add suffixes.
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Find Somebody Who..1: Icebreaker Game

For Students 3rd - 12th
In this icebreaker activity activity, students examine 30 descriptions and find classmates who fit the descriptions. Students should record the names of classmates next to the descriptions they match.
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Uncle Tom's Cabin Quiz

For Students 8th - 10th
In this Uncle Tom's Cabin worksheet, students determine answers to questions pertaining to characterization, plot, and setting in Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe.
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Airplanes

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students read books, learn about the letter a, and play on the playground pretending they are airplanes. In this airplanes lesson plan, students also sing airplane songs.
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Grammar Quiz: Grade 3, Unit 2: Nouns

For Students 3rd
For this grammar worksheet, 3rd graders complete 10 multiple choice questions where they choose the correct use of common, proper, possessive, plural, and singular nouns in the sentences given. Problems also address sentence subjects.
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The Same but Different Part II

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders experiment with beakers of water and balloons to measure the volume of the gas in the balloon. They determine ways to change the volume of air in the balloon which changes its size but not its physical state. By heating the...
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Definitions of Conduction, Convection, and Radiation

For Students 6th - 8th
There's quite a bit in this physical science packet. First, how is heat transferred? Learners read a brief explanation of conduction, convection, and radiation before identifying common occurrences (with pictures) as one of the three....
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Collaboration

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Prime your class for a collaborative learning project by first showing them a presentation that highlights Warhol's collaborative endeavors. Slides describe key vocabulary related to collaboration, and then demonstrate its importance by...
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Division of Labor

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students explore cottage industry and division of labor. They study the Industrial Revolution and its effects on workers and productivity.
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Pavane pour une Infante Defunte

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students describe the music in terms related to basic elements such as melody, rhythm, harmony, dynamics, timbre, form, style, etc. They identify timbres heard in "Pavane" by movement and respond by movement to timbre.
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Third from the Sun

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Students examine images from space.  In this third from the Sun lesson, students examine images from, Landsat, the satellite launched by NASA in 1972.   
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Up, Up and Away With Fluency

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students practice their reading fluency through the use of various strategies. After reviewing decoding and rereading, students complete an initial read of a novel text. Working with a partner, they complete a timed assessment of their...
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Density - To Float or Not to Float? That is the Question!

For Teachers 8th
Students investigate how to find the density of fluids and solids using math. Students also learn how to find the density of regular and irregular shaped objects.
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Things That Fly

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Learners locate images of two things that fly on the Internet and print them. They develop graphic organizers to compare and contrast the two images and exhibit the images along with the organizers in a classroom gallery.
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Newton's 3 Laws of Motion

For Students 4th - 8th
In this Newton's 3 laws of motion worksheet, students view examples of each law and draw 1 example of each law on their own. Students draw 3 pictures.
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Escapade Zoo on Apollonia

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students create information pages on 10 zoo animals that they discover in Second Life. In this zoo animals lesson plan, students include the name, species, a drawing, their diet, and more.
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Aviation, Aeronautics and Aerodynamics

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Learners investigate the physics of flight through various experiments. In this physics lesson, students construct different flying objects. They explain the dynamics that make these object fly.
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Milestones of Flight

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students identify significant milestones in the history of flight. In this aviation history lesson, students study various resource materials and construct timelines of significant achievements.
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A Book Review

For Students 5th - 6th
In this book review learning exercise, students read over the book review and answer the questions on the next page. The 12 questions are in true/false form.
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Geometric Mean

For Students 10th
In this geometric mean worksheet, 10th graders solve and complete 35 various types of problems. First, they find the geometric mean between the two numbers given. Then, students state whether the triangles with given side lengths are...
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Projectile Motion

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this projectile motion worksheet, students complete 9 word problems solving for minimum speed, initial height, speed, direction, and magnitude and direction of the velocity of different objects.
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Reading: A Book Review

For Students 4th - 5th
In this brief review of Richard Horne's book 101 Things to Do Before You Die worksheet, students read the review and answer true and false questions about it. Students choose 12 answers.
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Problem-Solving Strategy: Draw a Picture

For Students 1st
In this addition activity, 1st graders apply the strategy by drawing pictures to represent the numbers of the problems then solve 2 fill in the blank questions performing addition of single digits.
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Division of Labor

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students study the Industrial Revolution and its effects on workers and productivity in order to explain the concepts of division of labor and cottage industry.

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