Pushing the Envelope: The Art and Science of Ballooning

Available starting October 1
Presented Online

There’s more to balloons than birthday parties! Hot air balloons changed the world centuries ago, and they continue to teach us a lot about science. Learn about the art and science of ballooning from Air and Space experts and ABC’s chief meteorologist Ginger Zee in this episode of STEM in 30.

Have questions after the program? Tune in to our live chat on Thursday, October 8, at 1 pm to learn more about how balloons have changed the world.

Standards for Educators

National Core Arts Standards:
     Anchor Standard #1: Generate and conceptualize artistic work and ideas
     Anchor Standard #8: Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work
     Anchor Standard #11: Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural and historical context to deepen understanding.
NGSS:
     MS-PS1-1 Matter and its Interactions (Atomic Composition)
     MS-PS1-4 Matter and its Interactions (Particle motion and temperature)

For more educational resources on Ballooning, be sure to check out the STEM in 30 collection on Smithsonian Learning Lab.


STEM in 30 is the National Air and Space Museum’s Emmy-nominated webcast series for middle school students. Tune in every month to share the fascination of aviation and space with your students.

This program is made possible by the generous support of Norfolk Charitable Trust.