"When can we let them go?" "How far do you think they will go?" "I hope someone finds mine." These were typical comments from the 140 Perry second grade students who culminated their study of air with the release of 140 balloons. The idea for such an activity was an outgrowth of an assignment in the second grade reader. One of the second grade teachers suggested this project could be readily adapted to the second grade science program. The other second grade teachers began to make suggestions on how science, language arts, geography and reading could be incorporated into the unit. What started out to be a science activity soon developed into an interdisciplinary unit.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
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"Weather Balloons: An Interdisciplinary Unit,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 11
, Article 2.
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