Fanning the logs can make them burn brighter, even if the fanning temporarily extinguishes the flames.
Why doesn't the flame just continue to burn underneath the bell, no matter how flat you crush it? The answer is air.
When fighting in Iraq, American soldiers encountered numerous oil well fires. Learn how specialized fire fighters put out the fires on this Moment of Science.
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.