Students Learn About Hot Air Balloons

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ROSS TOWNSHIP -- Some kids in Luzerne County started off their day with a whole lot of hot air.

Students at Ross Elementary headed outside and got to see how a hot air balloon works up close.

Some kids even got to help by holding the ropes and helping with set up.

The goal is to introduce youngsters to physics and aviation.

Plans had to be scraped to send a teacher up into the sky because conditions were too windy, but the kids still seemed pretty impressed.

"I haven't been up in one but I think it would be cool, but scary at the same time, because you are that high off the ground and you are only ran by a gas engine," said sixth grader Carl Hoyt.

After the demonstration on the field, classes headed inside to learn more about hot air balloons at an assembly.

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