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Allison Timmons

Civil War Ballooning

Grades: 5th Grade, 4th Grade
Subjects: STEAM, Social Studies

Student Instructions

Did you know that hot air balloons were used during the Civil War? It is rather interesting on how they were used for both sides. Today, we will be diving in and learning more about this invention and its purpose in the war effort. 1. Click add to learn more about this topic 2. Use the link button to access additional information 3. Use the video to record your response 4. Click on the green check when finished!

Teacher Notes (not visible to students)

This is a STEAM activity that can be done at home for an eLearning day or in class. The students will read about how hot air balloons were used during the Civil War and then create their own balloon. The goal is for it to fly and be able to hold weight as it flies.