A new twist on hot air balloons!
Give your students a lesson in geometry and measurement while they build hot air balloons based on geodesic domes. The Geodesic Hot Air Balloon Challenge includes plans and instructions for several different models ranging from fourteen inches to over five feet tall, all from standard size tissue paper. The balloons are launched with a hot air blower.
The bigger the balloon, the better it flies (providing a good lesson on surface area and volume)! Flat panels made up of pentagons and hexagons are easy to assemble and repair.
Thoroughly illustrated instruction manual includes information on the history of hot air balloons, plus tips to make construction easy.
Package includes: Launcher and balloon starter pack with metal wire, tissue paper, and glue. Grades 6-12.