A Moment of Science

Posts tagged combustion

August 17, 2012

 

sign at gas pump

What Do Octane Numbers Mean?

You probably visit a gas station every few days, but have you ever paid attention to octane numbers?

September 21, 2011

 

burnt paper

All Burned Up: Where Does Burnt Paper Go?

You took a stack of paper and burnt it. What happened to the papers when you lit them up?

January 16, 2009

 

Close up of campfire

How Logs Burn

Fanning the logs can make them burn brighter, even if the fanning temporarily extinguishes the flames.

January 6, 2009

 

Two burning candles

Anatomy of a Flame

Fire is a chemical reaction between oxygen molecules and some kind of fuel. This reaction releases the heat and light that we call fire.

December 31, 2008

 

Old mill engulfed in flames

What Is Fire?

The ancient Greeks believed that fire--along with earth, water, and air--was one of the four essential elements that made up the world.

Stay Connected

What is RSS? RSS makes it possible to subscribe to a website's updates instead of visiting it by delivering new posts to your RSS reader automatically. Choose to receive some or all of the updates from A Moment of Science:

Support for Indiana Public Media Comes From

About A Moment of Science

Search A Moment of Science