Hot Air Balloons  

 Links, history, models

How Hot Air Balloons Work - https://science.howstuffworks.com/transport/flight/modern/hot-air-balloon.htm
                              https://www.explainthatstuff.com/how-hot-air-balloons-work.html
                              https://www.forteachersforstudents.com.au/site/themed-curriculum/hot-air-balloons/facts/
     
Hot Air Balloons, History and More https://kids.kiddle.co/Hot_air_balloon  

Balloons from Eduscapes - lots of sites, vocabulary, hints
      http://eduscapes.com/42explore/balloon.htm

Balloon Vocabulary - https://silo.tips/download/subject-reading-science
                    
http://portalsso.vansd.org/pls/portal/url/ITEM/81A618F9081673E4E0404A0AB20014BD

                                 https://ohiochallenge.com/balloon-lingo/

     Balloon coloring sheets - http://www.supercoloring.com/coloring-pages/transport/hot-air-balloons
                           
http://www.getcoloringpages.com/hot-air-balloon-coloring-pages
                           
https://coloringhome.com/hot-air-balloon-coloring-pages-free-printable

    

Hot Air Balloon Webquest - Grade 4
       http://www.laplaza.org/about_lap/kellogg/taos/michelle/teacher.html

How Things Fly from the Smithsonian - http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/educators/lesson_plans/how_things_fly/

Balloon Race Around the World from PBS - http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/balloon/     

Model Hot Air Balloons Theme Page from CLN - http://www.cln.org/themes/hot_balloons.html    

NASA Balloon Program Office - http://astrophysics.gsfc.nasa.gov/balloon/
                                
http://www.csbf.nasa.gov/balloons.html

Overflite Balloon Ideas - http://www.overflite.com/science.html  

History of Ballooning - PBS and NOVA
     
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/balloon/science/history.html

Virtual Hot Air Balloon Ride - you don't have to leave your classroom - Dawn Treader
     http://www.hot-airballoons.com/cyber-ride/

Future of balloons - Aerobot from JPL
     
http://www-robotics.jpl.nasa.gov/systems/system.cfm?System=7

Full of Hot Air - activities to do at home
     https://airandspace.si.edu/events/oh-youre-just-full-hot-air-hot-air-balloons-and-air-pressure

Civil War Ballooning -
http://airandspace.si.edu/explore-and-learn/topics/ballooning.cfm

Activities to Try:

     Hot Air Currents - http://scifiles.larc.nasa.gov/text/educators/activities/2001_2002/athome/hot_air.html
     Windy Wind -
http://scifiles.larc.nasa.gov/text/educators/activities/2001_2002/inclass/windy_wind.html


    Plans for Making Hot Air Balloons:

1. Balloon Plans from The Balloon Explorium http://www.balloonexplorium.org/index.php?page=tissue-paper-balloons
     Tips and tricks -
http://www.balloonexplorium.org/uploads/documents/Basic_Tips_and_Tricks_for_Building_Paper_Models.pdf

2. Australian Hot Air Balloon directions -
      http://www.sofweb.vic.edu.au/science/famsci/activity/lateryr/earth/elyact2.htm

3. Hot Air Balloon made out of dry cleaner bag
      http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/k-12/TRC/Aeronautics/Hot_Air_Balloon.html     

4. Hot Air Balloons from AIMS includes link to worksheet page
      http://web.archive.org/web/20041120084324/http://www.aimsedu.org/Activities/oldSamples/Balloon/balloon1.html

5. Flying Teabag - https://tinkerlab.com/kids-science-flying-tea-bag-hot-air-balloon/

6. Aluminum Basket Hot Air Balloon - https://www.homesciencetools.com/article/how-to-make-a-hot-air-balloon-science-project/

7. Teacher Resources from the Exploratorium -
http://www.exploratorium.edu/lc/balloons/resources.html

8. Make a hot air balloon - http://eo.ucar.edu/webweather/tornact6.html

It's out-of-print, but The Great Round-the-World Balloon Race by Sue Scullard is an outstanding book to read aloud to your class.
 

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and was last updated March 5, 2021

 

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