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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 ascend to a designated height.
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The Aeronauts Lesson for Upper Elementary: Hot Air Balloon Engineering Design Challenge
Subject Science — Engineering, Technology, and Application of Science, Science and Engineering Practices, Scientific Thinking and Inquiry
Grade Level Grades 3-5
Resource Type Activity, Handout, Lesson Plan, Worksheet
Next Generation Science Standards
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The series of lessons can be used so many ways focusing on the science and/or the engineering. The variety of media and resources is relevant. The teacher hints allow access to background information and is easy to understand too.
This is an engaging and frankly, fun lesson that gets kids excited about STEM.
OHHH MYYY GOSH! What is not great in this lesson! Absolutely easy to follow and tons of materials listed for the designing your own air balloon! Thank You!
Very engaging. Opens up for students to utilize the engineering design process in multiple ways.