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Let your creativity soar as you build a hot-air balloon replica.
Place an empty paper cup in a bowl of water. Why do you think the cup floats? Experiment to see if the cup will float top-side down or when filled with water. Investigate the scientific concept of buoyancy using electronic and text resources.
Research to discover how hot-air balloons float. Use resources to find out how hot-air balloons maneuver through air streams in the atmosphere.
Use crumpled recycled newspaper, paper cup, and straws to build a replica of a hot-air balloon. Cover your work area with recycled newspaper. Tear sheets of newspaper in strips. Mix equal parts Crayola® School Glue and water. Cover the crumpled ball with newspaper dipped in the glue mixture. Place the covered ball on the paper cup to dry overnight.
Paint the balloon in bright colors and designs with Crayola Washable Paints and Paint Brushes. Dry.
For the hot-air balloon basket, cut construction paper with Crayola Scissors and glue it onto the paper cup. Dry. Decorate the basket with Crayola Washable Markers.
Glue the ends of the straws inside the hot-air balloon and inside the cup. Dry.
Experiment with flight! Make bright helicopters and toss them into the air. Can you make them fall faster? Slower? Spin
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