Our day begins with an entry task instructing students to watch the video below of a lava lamp, then explain the action of the lava lamp using volume (V), temperature (T), and pressure (P).
After discussing student ideas, students watched the short video of hot air balloons inflating and flying. They were challenged to explain why hot air balloons fly, why they rise to a certain height and then stop, and how hot air balloons change altitude.
After a brief discussion, students were introduced to some new vocabulary terms included in the Lesson 57 PowerPoint.
Finally, students rotated through four different stations to make observations and collect data on a modeling air pressure lab handout helping them to learn more about air pressure.
Keep Learning (at home!): Balloon in a bottle