Mount Vernon Students Design Hot Air Balloon

My students are in a class called Industrial Ed. Design.

Their assignment was to design a hot air balloon. The picture was their 8th attempt.

They carried the design process much further than I expected. They figured out a way to weld this thin plastic together.

This balloon is nearly 40 ft. tall and as you can see filled up a good part of our gym. They are going to try to float it tomorrow (May 25, 2010) around 1:00 at Mount Vernon High School.

(submitted to by Scott White, Industrial Arts Teacher Mount Vernon High School)

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amateur hour? says ... on Wednesday, May 26 at 8:17 AM

this looks real good

love says ... on Tuesday, May 25 at 3:16 PM

They are going to try to float it? like with kids in it?!?!

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