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Mid City Students Test Hot Air Balloons in Creative Science Lesson

Mid City student testing her hot air balloon

Mid City High students, Ayianna Litt and Breann Sinclair, tested their hot air balloons in the Product Development “Mad Scientist” class. They calculated the volume of hot air needed to float their balloon, the speed that the balloon would need to achieve to break through the thermal layer near the ceiling, and the length of time that it would take to reach a temperature that would allow the balloon to fly. Then they went back to the lab to test load carrying capability and how to make the balloon more stable and come up with a way of releasing their “Mind Control” agent.