Kongming's Light project for kids

Kongming's Light Project

Kongming's Light
Kongming's Light, made by kids at
Laurelhurst School, Portland Oregon

Scientists in China were early leaders in the investigation of hot air and how you could use the fact that hot air rises to lift things off the ground.

One early experiment, reported by the Chinese book Ten Thousand Infallible Arts of the Prince of Huai-Nan, was to blow out an egg and then push burning weeds inside it, so that the egg would fill with hot air. People said that the egg would then rise into the air, but this is probably not true. In any case, this project is a model showing the experiment.

Other activities:

    * Paper-making
    * Making a compass
    * Making a kite

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