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Up, Up, and Away!

8th-grade science classes at Oak Ridge Middle School are wrapping up their lesson on climate and weather. The grand finale of the unit challenges students to create hot air balloons. If the balloons are constructed and sealed correctly, they’ll rise when filled with heated air.

The students also discovered that weather balloons are valuable tools for measuring air pressure, temperature, and other information about our atmosphere.

From the launch site at the back of the school, some of the balloons traveled as far as across the football field on the Oak Ridge campus.