Sunday, September 22, 2013

Up Up and Away!

Hello Everyone!
I just wanted to quickly share a little video of our Mini Hot Air Balloon launch.  It is only a couple seconds long, but you have to watch and listen to the kids!  
We were busy all week learning about wind, how wind is made, and it's association to how hot air balloons work.  The explanation, directions, and examples are in my unit from last week, Wind, Clouds, and Air.  On Friday we got all our little firsties (about 100!) together in the science lab and were able to help them understand the concept first hand.  In the video you will see a toaster (heat source), cardboard around the toaster, and a thin plastic bag (balloon) over the cardboard.  Turn on the toaster and ...voila!!  Luckily, my sweet teamie grabbed her ipad and took the video!! Thanks, H!!

I love the excitement!!
Well, that's it for tonight!! Thanks for stopping by!! Hope you enjoyed the view!!
Monday, here we come!!


  1. Nancy-

    Thanks for the video... I love to see students "in action" in the classroom.

    Granny Goes to School

  2. Those screams of delight are why we teach!! Thank you so much for sharing such delight with us.

  3. So awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Fantastic video Nancy! What an amazing experiment!

  5. Tears of joy! Thanks for sharing. I LOVED hearing the response!

  6. Wow! This is a great experiment for the kids to watch. Thanks for sharing!


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