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Up, Up & Away : North Branch Students Get Hands On Lesson In Physics – (Video)

[ 0 ] November 13, 2013 |
Photos Courtesy of NBS: North Branch students help Scott Cohrs, owner and chief pilot of Bonaire Charters, deflate a hot air balloon this past Monday - November 11, 2013 as part of a lesson in physics for students there.

Photos Courtesy of NBS: North Branch students help Scott Cohrs, owner and chief pilot of Bonaire Charters, deflate a hot air balloon this past Monday – November 11, 2013 as part of a lesson in physics for students there.

Afton
Nelson County, VA

Special To BRL By Bonnie Holliday
Scott Cohrs, owner and chief pilot of Bonaire Charters, spoke with North Branch middle school students on Monday, 11/11, as part of a unit on physics. After a power point presentation and great questions from the students, the class headed out to the school’s soccer field to see a hot air balloon in action. After a small test balloon filled with helium was released, it was determined that there was too much wind to safely inflate the balloon using propane. However, the pilot stretched the balloon across the field and inflated it on the ground using a fan.


Thanks to Monica Bautista for making and sharing the video above.

Bonaire Charters pilot Scott Cohrs releases a test balloon filled with helium.

Bonaire Charters pilot Scott Cohrs releases a test balloon filled with helium.

North Branch students Trena Garland and Lily Gates hold onto the hot air balloon as it starts to inflate on the ground.

North Branch students Trena Garland and Lily Gates hold onto the hot air balloon as it starts to inflate on the ground.

Caroline Lancaster, Scott Cohrs, Kahlil Banning,and other students wrestle the balloon back into its pack.

Caroline Lancaster, Scott Cohrs, Kahlil Banning,and other students wrestle the balloon back into its pack.

Now that’s our kind of physics lesson!

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