PostedTuesday, May 17, 2022 at 10:51 AM
In the Hot Air Balloons activity learners construct and launch hot air balloons using plastic bags and a hair dryer as a heat source.
Hot Air Balloons: How do changes in air temperature create lift?
Objective: Investigate how lift is created by changes in air temperature
Scenario and Task: You are a hot air balloon enthusiast. Your task is to build a hot air balloon and get it to fly.
AeroEducate 6-8 Activities are developed for learners to investigate topics such as lift, stability, the Magnus effect, and sound. Designed in a 5-E lesson format, each activity begins with an essential question, incorporates a career component through a real-world scenario, and introduces age-appropriate vocabulary. Background information for the facilitator is included. Posters that illustrate key concepts associated with the lesson can be printed or viewed electronically. Separate student directions and templates are included as needed.
Full access to the activity and supporting resources is provided once free registration to the AeroEducate website is completed.
AeroEducate is a series of STEM activities developed by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) in cooperation with North Carolina State University and the National Institute of Aerospace. EAA is a passionate community of aviation enthusiasts from diverse backgrounds.