Homeschool Teacher - Lesson Plan & NewsletterJanuary 9, 2008
The first US hot air balloon flight happened on this day in 1793. Learn more about hot air balloons here: http://www.hotairballooning.com/
Take a virtual flight here: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/balloon/virtual/
Pretend you are flying in a hot air balloon. Write a story about it.
Practice your editing skills here: http://homeschoolingthemiddleyears.blogspot.com/2008/01/edit-paragraph-below-what-was-floating.html
Define each of the words listed here: http://homeschoolingthemiddleyears.blogspot.com/2008/01/hot-air-balloon-vocabulary.html
Learn about how hot air balloons work: http://www.lessonplanspage.com/ScienceExHotAirBalloonFloatsWhyMO68.htm
Make a paper mache hot air balloon: Inflate a balloon. Using either newspaper strips with flour and water paste or plaster bandage strips, cover the inflated balloon. Let dry and paint. Hang a basket underneath your painted balloon. Small baskets, strawberry baskets, or small milk cartons work well for this. Attach hook, string or fishing line so the balloon can be hung.
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