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Up, Up and Away—Hot Air Balloon Student Activity Kit

By: Mike Roadruck, Ottawa Hills High School, Toledo, OH

Item #: AP6310 

Price: $117.05

This item is temporarily out of stock. The expected available to ship date is 07-19-2024

With the Up, Up and Away Hot Air Balloon Science Laboratory Kit, fill the sky with hot air balloons! Students construct and launch giant hot air balloons! Students learn how hot air balloons lift from the ground, stay afloat and descend.

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Fill the sky with colorful hot air balloons! Each student group will construct and launch their own giant hot air balloon. Students will learn how hot air balloons lift from the ground, stay afloat and eventually descend. A unique balloon launcher apparatus is included for safe and successful balloon launches. Also includes easy-to-follow instructions and all the materials needed to construct fifteen 3' × 2' hot air balloons. A heat gun or propane torch is required and available separately. A tissue replacement pack is available for 15 additional hot air balloons.

Complete for 30 students working in pairs. Includes Flinn Exclusive STEM Integration Guide.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Elbow, steel, 3" vent pipe
Glue sticks, small, 5
Paper clips, box of 100
Reducer, steel, 4" x 3"
Tissue paper, bright colors, 20" x 30", 24 sheets, 5
Tripod, single ring, 9" high ring, 3-1/2" diameter

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Planning and carrying out investigations
Developing and using models
Engaging in argument from evidence

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS2.A: Forces and Motion
MS-PS2.B: Types of Interactions
HS-ETS1.A: Defining and Delimiting Engineering Problems
HS-ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions
HS-ETS1.C: Optimizing the Design Solution

Crosscutting Concepts

Structure and function
Energy and matter

Performance Expectations

MS-ESS2-2: Construct an explanation based on evidence for how geoscience processes have changed Earth’s surface at varying time and spatial scales.