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ERIC Number: EJ782880
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0887-2376
Teaching Earth Science Using Hot Air Balloons
Kuhl, James; Shaffer, Karen
Science Scope, v31 n5 p38-43 Jan 2008
Constructing model hot air balloons is an activity that captures the imaginations of students, enabling teachers to present required content to minds that are open to receive it. Additionally, there are few activities that lend themselves to integrating so much content across subject areas. In this article, the authors describe how they have successfully used hot air balloons to teach metric measurement, proportions, trigonometric functions, density, convection, data collection and analysis, principles of engineering, and many other concepts and skills. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A