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Hot Air Tissue Paper Balloon
Students construct a hot air balloon. They test fly their creations, making adjustments as necessarry. They discover the importance of careful planning and conservation when materials are limited.
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Activity 1 Up, Up, and Away: Building a Hot Air Balloon
Learners 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...
6th - 8th Science
Weather Fronts—Movement of Cold and Warm Air
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...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
The REAL Physics of Hot Air Balloons!
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...
7 mins 6th - 12th Science
What does stretching a balloon have to do with equilibrium? Groups explore preconditioning by stretching a balloon to a point of equilibrium. They then measure the amount of force required to stretch the balloon to the same point several...
10th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed