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Research the science and safety of hot air balloons; then students create a painting of themselves rising up in colorful hot air balloons.
Invite students to find information about how hot-air balloons fly by doing research in books and electronically. Observe a flight. Talk with passengers and crew. Research information on how various types of weather affect air currents. How is hot air created to keep the balloon afloat? What safety precautions are essential?
Once student research is complete, ask them to cover their work spaces with recycled newspaper. With Crayola® Washable Paint, students paint a hot-air balloon, with themselves as passengers in the basket.
Add pattern and color to decorate the balloon and basket. Show weather in which it is safe to fly. Dry on a flat surface.
Students share their artwork with small groups of classmates. Ask them to incorporate into their talks newly-acquired information about hot air balloons.
People around the world give thanks for their food. Celebrate a harvest of pineapples, pumpkins, or pomegranates-and sho
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