Hot Air Balloon (LS-TR-565)

This project-based learning scenario was created by class- teacher Umut Şencan from Turkey. In this scenario, flying in a balloon is a unique experience in which we floated freely through the air. This learning scenario is an integration of PBL, STEM, and distance learning.

 We did all the lessons via distance education. By wondering and seeing Jules Werne’s five weeks with the hot air balloon on a trip to Nevsehir, Cappadocia. This learning scenario is a scenario that involves planning a trip to Nevsehir Kapodokya, which is a historical and natural beauty, hosting the story of five weeks with a balloon in the World Children’s classics with the science of flying a balloon. This learning scenario was implemented through online lessons.

After listening to Jules Verne’s Five Weeks in a Balloon, the students designed their balloons. They worked in groups and made posters, presentations, patterns, paintings, and drawings. Teaching online, using the Zoom platform increases productivity and develops student’s learning skills to question, analyze and apply their knowledge in their comfortable surroundings.

During this learning scenario, students learn about the system of the air balloon. Learning by doing, experiencing that the balloon flies as a result of the increase in the volume and acceleration of the heated air.

The interdisciplinary approach helped us to combine the lesson with STEM and integrate it into our school curriculum.

Increasing Students ‘ Motivation:

An experiment is conducted that tells children how a hot air balloon flies. It’s told children how to make a hot air balloon in five weeks with a balloon book. Students are encouraged to design hot air balloons for the tour in Nevsehir Cappadocia and to prepare posters about the places to visit. With this activity, they understand how to use science in their own lives. In this way, they understand the importance of science.

Online Teaching and Learning:

In this learning scenario, a picture of a hot air balloon is made with the help of a word cloud via word – art application to attract children’s attention.

At the end of the course, evaluation work is done with the quzizz web2 tool.

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