Hot Air Balloon
Fly in a hot air balloon with the kids of the Yard and learn about buoyancy, air pressure, and more! Made with our partners at Wisconsin DPI and Wisconsin Virtual Schools.
At a Glance
- Grades: 5-8
- Playtime: 10-20 minutes
- Play from a web browser—no logins or downloads required
- Free to play
About the Game
Go flying with the kids of the yard and learn the science behind hot air balloons! Players control their altitude by heating the balloon or releasing air with the air flap. Learn about buoyancy, volume, and air pressure, or use the Playground setting to fly your balloon however you want and experiment with all the gauges!
Next Gen Science Standards (NGSS)
- PS 1A
- PS 2A
- single player
About the Yard Games
Hot Air Balloon is part of the Yard Games, our collection of middle school science games. Designed as playful introductions to complex topics, the games are online and free to play.
We created the Yard Games with our amazing partners at Wisconsin DPI and Wisconsin Virtual Schools. Our team relied on the expertise of teacher fellows from across Wisconsin to help conceive, design, and test the games.