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 KCRG.com by Scott White, Industrial Arts Teacher Mount Vernon High School)