Sunday, April 7, 2013

Egg for Breakfast anyone?

Vardon  was very lucky to have "The Egg" balloon, piloted by Andy, visit our  school during the 'Balloons over Waikato' festival. Unfortunately as the weather was too windy for full take off  we settled for watching the egg being inflated  and then tethered on the ground. It was still eggciting!
Here are some balloon facts our class learnt:

Balloons come in many shapes and sizes. (Jaedyn)
It is best to fly balloons in the morning because the wind is normally nice and calm and the balloon won’t get blown away. (Adam)
You always fly a balloon down wind. (Georgia)
Balloons fly with hot air. The hot air flame is made with L.P.G gas, just like the gas in our heaters and bbq bottles. (Kade and Baki).
Balloons can travel for approximately 2 hours. (Oisin)
Balloons are made of nylon and the basket is made of cane. (Joseph)
The driver of a balloon is called a pilot. (Mac)


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