Hot air balloon Hot Air Balloons  

 Links, history, models

How Hot Air Balloons Work -
Hot Air Balloons, History and More  

Balloons from Eduscapes - lots of sites, vocabulary, hints

Balloon Vocabulary -


     Balloon coloring sheets -


Hot Air Balloon Webquest - Grade 4

How Things Fly from the Smithsonian -

Balloon Race Around the World from PBS -     

Model Hot Air Balloons Theme Page from CLN -    

NASA Balloon Program Office -

Overflite Balloon Ideas -  

History of Ballooning - PBS and NOVA

Virtual Hot Air Balloon Ride - you don't have to leave your classroom - Dawn Treader

Future of balloons - Aerobot from JPL

Full of Hot Air - activities to do at home

Civil War Ballooning -

Activities to Try:

     Hot Air Currents -
     Windy Wind -

    Plans for Making Hot Air Balloons:

1. Balloon Plans from The Balloon Explorium
     Tips and tricks -

2. Australian Hot Air Balloon directions -

3. Hot Air Balloon made out of dry cleaner bag     

4. Hot Air Balloons from AIMS includes link to worksheet page

5. Flying Teabag -

6. Aluminum Basket Hot Air Balloon -

7. Teacher Resources from the Exploratorium -

8. Make a hot air balloon -

It's out-of-print, but The Great Round-the-World Balloon Race by Sue Scullard is an outstanding book to read aloud to your class.

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