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is a balloon air craft:
is an air craft, a bag made of thin material that is filled with air
or gas which causes it to rise. Such a bag is used is to carry
passengers or equipment.
The Montgolfier brothers from France
are the inventors of the standard hot-air
balloon. Standard hot
air balloons are called Montgolfiere balloons. The hot air
balloon is the oldest successful human-carrying flight technology.
The first successful demonstration of this balloon was made June
4th, 1783. It was followed later that year by the first manned
flight Nov. 21st.
Multicultural Activities and Holidays > France > Bastille Day
Online Story > Barnaby
Bear Day Trip to Paris, France (BBC Schools)
This is the perfect story to take young children on a short tour
of the capital of France, Paris with Barnaby Bear.
Online printables > DLTK's Hot Air Balloon activities
Includes a little about the history of hot air ballooning.
Online resource > France
France is the first tourist destination in the world! Let's pretend
we are on a hot air balloon. View France in a map, visit some of its
famous tourist sites online.
July 14th is Bastille
Day a very important French national holiday. It is
similar to Independence Day in the U.S.A.
Activities and Crafts > Visit your choice of hot air balloon activities featured in the materials column.
B is for Balloon Lesson Plan
Air Balloon Color and Shapes Activity
Air Balloon Trace by the Color and Decorate