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Hot air balloons in Temecula float in the sky

 

Image: Jason Mizerek, Fleet Science Center

 

Use hot air balloons, like those found in Temecula, to explore weather patterns and properties of air. 

Resources:

HowStuffWorks: How Hot Air Balloons Work 

Planet-Science: Make a teabag fly

Sciencing: Why does hot air rise and cold air sink?

NGSS & Grade:

5-PS1-1, PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter

5-ESS2-1, ESS2.A: Earth Materials and Systems

Grade: 
3-5 ELM
Discipline: 
Earth and Space Science
Physical Science