Overview: Engineering Design Challenge
Using only the materials provided, student teams will design and create a hot air balloon that will lift off of the ground, and they will track its altitude during the flight over time.
Driving Question: How can we design, build and launch a hot air balloon and track its altitude over time?
- Students will collaborate to achieve a common goal.
- Students will design and build a working model of a hot air balloon.
- Students will describe the properties of gases and how a hot air balloon works in relation to buoyancy.
- Students will learn and implement the Engineering Design Process while creating a model of a hot air balloon.
Created by the AFT Science Cadre.
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