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Lely Elementary second-graders explore hot air ballooning

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-  Anna Maria Island, Fla. resident Denny Floden, a.k.a. Capt. Phogg, demonstrates the controls of a hot air balloon for Lely Elementary School second-graders at at the Immokalee Regional Airport on Friday, April 13, 2012, in Immokalee. Organizers of the Balloons Over Paradise festival gave the students a behind-the-scenes look at the science behind hot air ballooning.

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David Albers/Staff - Anna Maria Island, Fla. resident Denny Floden, a.k.a. Capt. Phogg, demonstrates the controls of a hot air balloon for Lely Elementary School second-graders at at the Immokalee Regional Airport on Friday, April 13, 2012, in Immokalee. Organizers of the Balloons Over Paradise festival gave the students a behind-the-scenes look at the science behind hot air ballooning.

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- Lely Elementary School second-graders participate in a hot air balloons demonstration at the Immokalee Regional Airport on Friday, April 13, 2012, in Immokalee. Organizers of the Balloons Over Paradise festival gave the students a behind-the-scenes look at the science behind hot air ballooning.
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-  Anna Maria Island, Fla. resident Denny Floden, a.k.a. Capt. Phogg, demonstrates the controls of a hot air balloon for Lely Elementary School second-graders at at the Immokalee Regional Airport on Friday, April 13, 2012, in Immokalee. Organizers of the Balloons Over Paradise festival gave the students a behind-the-scenes look at the science behind hot air ballooning.
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- Lely Elementary School second-grader Daijha Jean, 8, tries her best to rip the material used to build hot air balloon at the Immokalee Regional Airport on Friday, April 13, 2012, in Immokalee. Organizers of the Balloons Over Paradise festival gave the students a behind-the-scenes look at the science behind hot air ballooning.
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- Teacher Tammy Simmons organizes her second-graders from Lely Elementary School to take turns climbing into a hot air ballon basket at the Immokalee Regional Airport on Friday, April 13, 2012, in Immokalee. Organizers of the Balloons Over Paradise festival gave the students a behind-the-scenes look at the science behind hot air ballooning.
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- Lely Elementary School second-graders pose for a photo with a hot air balloon at the Immokalee Regional Airport on Friday, April 13, 2012, in Immokalee. Organizers of the Balloons Over Paradise festival gave the students a behind-the-scenes look at the science behind hot air ballooning.
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-  Lely Elementary School second-graders watch the inflation of a hot air balloon at the Immokalee Regional Airport on Friday, April 13, 2012, in Immokalee. Organizers of the Balloons Over Paradise festival gave the students a behind-the-scenes look at the science behind hot air ballooning.
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- Lely Elementary School second-grader Angelica Rolon, 9, reacts to the inflation of a hot air balloon at the Immokalee Regional Airport on Friday, April 13, 2012, in Immokalee. Organizers of the Balloons Over Paradise festival gave the students a behind-the-scenes look at the science behind hot air ballooning.
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- Lely Elementary School second-grader Andrea Acosta, 8, anticipates the heat from a hot air balloon demonstration at the Immokalee Regional Airport on Friday, April 13, 2012, in Immokalee. Organizers of the Balloons Over Paradise festival gave the students a behind-the-scenes look at the science behind hot air ballooning.
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- Lely Elementary School second-grader Jonathan Penn 8, tries his best to rip the material used to construct hot air balloons during a demonstration at the Immokalee Regional Airport on Friday, April 13, 2012, in Immokalee. Organizers of the Balloons Over Paradise festival gave the students a behind-the-scenes look at the science behind hot air ballooning.
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-  Anna Maria Island, Fla. resident Denny Floden, a.k.a. Capt. Phogg, demonstrates the controls of a hot air balloon for Lely Elementary School second-graders at at the Immokalee Regional Airport on Friday, April 13, 2012, in Immokalee. Organizers of the Balloons Over Paradise festival gave the students a behind-the-scenes look at the science behind hot air ballooning.
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- Lely Elementary School second-grader Caleb Morvan watches a hot air balloons demonstration at the Immokalee Regional Airport on Friday, April 13, 2012, in Immokalee. Organizers of the Balloons Over Paradise festival gave the students a behind-the-scenes look at the science behind hot air ballooning.

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