Big or Small: Measure It All
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This episode takes us to Albuquerque to watch the biggest hot air balloon take-off in the United States. Students learn the importance of measuring weight, volume, distance and degrees when trying to launch a balloon.

 

Lesson Plans

Balloon Design Challenge — Make a hot air balloon and measure the time it stays in the air and the distance it travels from the starting point.

Pegasus: A Myth About Flight — Students read the myth about Pegasus and then calculate the amount of food he eats and water he drinks. They will need to do conversions between pounds and ounces and between gallons and quarts.

 

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