TEKS Science: 6.2E, 6.3A-C, 6.9A-B CCRS Science Standards: VII-I1, VIII-A2, VIII-A4, VIII-F1, VIII-F3
In this lesson, the students build and launch hot air balloons. They also use an online computer simulation to replicate the launch conditions their hot air balloon will experience. Through use of the computer simulation, students explore how temperature, volume and pressure can influence the flight of their hot air balloon. Students are introduced to the concept of buoyancy as it relates to the flight of their hot air balloon both in the computer simulation and outside when they launch their balloons.