Honors Pre-Calculus

Hot Air Balloon Project

We will break for a couple weeks to work on our balloon project.  This is a fun application of volumes of rotation, which is a calculus topic that many people have trouble understanding what is going on.  By experiencing a volume of rotation, you will have a better idea of the concept when you learn the topic.
In this project you will design a hot air balloon by finding an equation to model it and you will perform a rotation and find all of the values needed to create the balloon.  You will then create the balloon.  Once created, you will fly the balloon.  There will also be a test on the process and the math behind it.