Hot Air Balloons
Hotter- A higher, or bigger, temperature
Cooler- A lower, or smaller, temperature
Mass- The amount of matter or substance that makes up an object
Density- The measure of mass unit per volume. Lesser the density, lighter the object.
Target Audience Minimum Age
Target Audience Maximum Age
Duration in Minutes
By participating in this program, students will gain an understanding of air mass as it relates to heat.
1 yard of duct tape- $0.10
2-3 sheets of contruction paper- $0.04
Materials/Costs in $
Does the hot air balloon fly
First, tape 2-3 pieces of construction paper together at the short ends.
Wrap the construction paper around the top of the toaster and tape it in place. Make sure to leave the toaster hanldes and knobs accesible. (See my Youtube tutorial for exact placement.)
Place a plastic grocery bag over the top of the construction paper.
Turn on the toaster press the handle(s) down.
The bag will begin to expand and inflate until it floats off of the construction paper.
WATCH THE BAG CAREFULLY! It can become stuck on the construction paper and will melt instead of taking off.