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Posts tagged flame

April 16, 2013

 

a match about to light five more matches

Matches

Have you ever had a problem getting a match to light?

April 8, 2011

 

candle_snuffer

Snuff: How Candle-Snuffers Work

Why doesn't the flame just continue to burn underneath the bell, no matter how flat you crush it? The answer is air.

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 7, 2005

 

a flame in the middle of a bonfire

Pass That Flame

You held a burning stick up to a non-burning stick. Why do you now have two burning sticks? The answer is in the nature of fire.

February 2, 2004

 

The Fireproof Balloon

Want to try an experiment involving water, fire, and a balloon? Learn about "The Fireproof Balloon" on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

The Anatomy of a Flame

You can think of a flame as being like a kind of tent. Heat melts the candle’s waxy fuel, and turns it into a gas. This fuel gas floats away from the wick to fill the inside of the flame’s tent.

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