Uplifting science lesson: Hot air balloonist drops in at White Oak Intermediate School
White Oak — Calm winds Wednesday morning helped teach a science lesson to about 600 students at White Oak Intermediate School.
Pilot Steve Lombardi brought the RE/MAX balloon to the school to teach students about man’s first form of flight and the thermodynamics of flying a balloon.
Lombardi said about 150 fourth-graders were working on a related science project, but the rest of the students also had the chance to watch as he lifted the tethered balloon into the air.
A sense of wonder spread across many of the students’ faces as the balloon’s basket left the ground.
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