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Zoon Balloon Maker Project

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Hot-air balloons are mesmerizing to watch as they float up into the sky. With the Zoon Balloon Maker Project, students can create their own hot-air balloons and learn about buoyancy, temperature, density, and more. Propane is required for outdoor launches and is sold separately.

Looking for standards-based activities to accompany these materials? The Hot-Air Balloons Teacher’s Guide is available for print here, or you can download a digital copy for free here.


Type: Multi-Student Project Packs Grades: 6-12



Learning Values

  • Buoyancy
  • Density
  • Forces of flight
  • Molecular motion
  • Design processes
  • Modeling
  • Historical perspectives
  • Transportation
  • Prototyping
  • Problem-solving
  • Technological design
  • Surface area
  • Volume
  • Measuring mass


  • Students Served: 30
  • Tools Required: Scissors, propane canister for outdoor launches

“I was looking for a way to really show my students the differences in density and air pressure while teaching about atmosphere, and the indoor balloon launcher made it possible. My students loved designing and creating their own hot-air balloon and were ecstatic to see them lift off into the air in our gym.”

– Eric Diefenderfer, 7th-grade science teacher, Boardman Glenwood Junior High, Youngstown, Ohio