Practitioner Wisdom Practice – The Hot Air Balloon Project

Practitioner Wisdom Practice – The Hot Air Balloon Project

Hot Air Balloon Project, an interdisciplinary activity, involves students of varying ability levels in five curricular areas: physics, technology, math, history and communications in a fun, exciting hands-on learning project. Fundamental principles of flight and design are presented in a cross-curricular, integrated, contextual approach that provides for students success in linking classroom theory and real-life application.

This project helps teachers better understand how to create and administer an interdisciplinary project that integrates the curriculum of math, science, history, technology and media; shows students a link between classroom theory and practical application; and motivates students to develop investigative skills, stimulate their curiosity, strengthen their problem-solving abilities and build confidence in communicating their discoveries.

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