3rd Year Science students were “third time lucky” in sending their environmentally friendly hot air balloon into the atmosphere for the final day of Science Week. The first two attempts were total failures (it was very windy and damp), and Ms Amond had to climb the fence to save one of them. We got the third balloon to fly by being patient and allowing the hot air to take effect slowly. The balloon drifted away on the wind in a northerly direction – perhaps you spotted it?


22 Comments so far

  1.    John24 on November 18, 2011 4:11 pm

    I like science it is my second, math is my first. Our science teacher Mr. Mills is so funny even when we are taking tests in his class we get to joke around but labs are so cool and fun.

  2.    Bryce on November 18, 2011 4:17 pm

    That is really cool!! I guess third time is the charm.

  3.    chase on November 18, 2011 4:17 pm

    That looks really cool! I wish we would do that here.

  4.    Adam on November 18, 2011 4:27 pm

    Wow. Nice third successful attempt.

  5.    Ivy on November 18, 2011 4:57 pm

    That’s really cool! And it seems like it would help you learn a lot about science! Nice project!!

  6.    travis on November 18, 2011 5:00 pm

    That sounds really cool.

  7.    Brianna on November 18, 2011 5:00 pm

    thats seems really cool i would love to something like that in school!

  8.    ben on November 18, 2011 5:01 pm

    Thats cool, we dont make anything like that over here because health and safety.

  9.    Lauren on November 18, 2011 6:07 pm

    This sounds very cool. It would have been awesome if we saw it in America.

  10.    Jules on November 18, 2011 6:11 pm

    Wow i wish my school did an ativity like that with the whole school. We dont do any cool stuff like that!! We need to start!! >:(

  11.    Tyler on November 18, 2011 6:13 pm

    That’s pretty cool. Are hot air balloons hard to make?

  12.    maicol on November 18, 2011 6:24 pm

    thats nice. was it alot of trouble going through this?

  13.    Brenda on November 18, 2011 6:24 pm

    That looks really cool! I wish we could do that one of these days 😀

  14.    Brillith on November 18, 2011 6:27 pm

    That looks really cool and fun at the same time! I wish we could do that here!!:D

  15.    Josie on November 18, 2011 6:33 pm

    That sounds cool! It would be a lot of fun to do! I wish I could try that.

  16.    Ian on November 18, 2011 7:10 pm

    Cool! wonder how far it went

  17.    Marcos on November 18, 2011 7:54 pm

    Wow! That’s awesome! I wish we could do things like this.

  18.    Kaitlyn on November 18, 2011 8:10 pm

    That sounds really cool. What we do for science/physics in technology is that we drop eggs from the roof at a certain angle. If you drop it at just the right angle they won’t break.

  19.    Mr. Pearl - Eastwood on November 21, 2011 8:49 am

    Looks like a fun activity! I recently tried to light and let off Chinese lanterns at a Halloween party so I feel your pain in terms of struggling to get them going!

  20.    Jasmine on November 21, 2011 7:23 pm

    that looks pretty cool,I wish we did that in our science class!

  21.    Lenka on November 29, 2011 10:18 am

    I’m a student from the science class who did that expiriment, it was a very good project, and it was very educational. We always have lots of fun with our teacher Mrs Amond and we always learn loads of cool stuff .

  22.    louise on December 1, 2011 12:21 pm

    for the 3 times it took it was soo worth it 🙂

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