Up, Up in a Balloon: I Wonder Why

by: Lawrence F. Lowery

$15.99 Member Price $19.99 Nonmember Price

Add to Cart

* Please be advised we are currently experiencing longer than normal shipping times

Add to Wish List

Add to Collection

Login or Create a Free Account

Named an Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12!
Young scientists will get both inspiration and giggles from this humorous but true tale of early experiments with flying. The book tells how the first successful venture into human flight came about because of two French brothers, several paper bags, heated air, leaky cloth, hydrogen gas, frightened farmers, a duck, a rooster, a sheep, and a brave friend of the French king. In addition to introducing scientific processes and principles of flight, Up, Up in a Balloon may prompt budding inventors to try, try again—just as the Montgolfier brothers did when they launched the first hot air balloons more than 200 years ago.

Up, Up in a Balloon is part of the I Wonder Why book series, written to ignite the curiosity of children in grades K–6 while encouraging them to become avid readers. These books explore the marvels of geology, land forms, weather, environments, and other phenomena related to science and nature. Included in each volume is a Parent/Teacher Handbook with coordinating activities. The I Wonder Why series is written by an award-winning science educator and published by NSTA Kids, a division of NSTA Press.

Lexile Framework: 620L
Visit www.Lexile.com for more information about Lexile Measures.

Grade Levels

Early Childhood Elementary


Aerospace Instructional Materials Kindergarten Pre-K


Type NSTA KidsPub Date 7/10/2013ISBN 978-1-938946-14-1Stock # PB330X9

NSTA Press produces classroom-ready activities, hands-on approaches to inquiry, relevant professional development, the latest scientific education news and research, assessment and standards-based instruction.

Learn More