How The Hot Air Balloon Works
Hot air balloons are based on a very basic scientific principle: warmer air rises in cooler air.
The modern hot air balloon is made up of three main parts: the envelope, the basket, and the burner but there's much more to how they actually work.
Click on the 'How Stuff Works' image to see a video on how hot air balloons work.
Then click on the different labels on the balloon diagram to learn more about what the different parts of a hot air balloon do.
How Stuff Works
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