Students at Hubbard Middle School get science lesson from hot air balloon

Students at Hubbard Middle School get science lesson from hot air balloon

TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - The 6th grade students at Hubbard Middle School in Tyler experienced some hands-on learning Tuesday morning.

You could see it all the way from Broadway Avenue — a huge hot air balloon floating in the school’s parking lot.

Remax brought it by to help teach the kids how hot air rises. The 6th graders are learning about convection currents in their science classes this week. Instead of reading about it in a text book, the school figured this was a better way to learn.

“It’s one thing to do it in the classroom, going through the motions, its another thing to bring 200 kids out here and say this is how a convection current works, from hot air to cold air type circulation, so its exciting,” said Hubbard Middle Teacher Mark Hageman.

Remax says they use their hot air balloon to teach East Texas about the history of transportation.

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