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Hot air balloon

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Hot air rises is the principle behind the hot air balloon, which uses a nylon, flame-resistant balloon to catch hot air coming from a fire below it. Invented in 1783 in France, the hot air balloon was man's first flight. It's especially good at climbing to high altitudes. A hot air balloon once flew 69,852 feet up in the air, almost 57,000 feet past the level of usable oxygen in our atmosphere.

  1. 1. What was man's first flight?
    1. a. Parachute
    2. b. Hot air balloon
    3. c. Plane
  2. 2. What is the balloon made of?
    1. a. Nylon
    2. b. Cotton
    3. c. Plastic
  3. 3. What does hot air do?
    1. a. Rises
    2. b. Sinks
    3. c. Stays level