Fire and Flames Projects

Do you want to play with fire? This is a collection of science projects involving fire, including how to color fire, fire magic tricks, and interesting chemistry demonstrations involving fire and flames.

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You can make fire burn with a pure white flame. White is an elusive fire color because the fuel that supports a flame burns with its own characteristic spectrum. But, with a little chemistry know-how, you can get white fire. Here’s how to do it, along with tips to make […]

How to Make White Fire

Flame Color Chart
It’s easy to make colored fire at home in the fireplace or a campfire. All you need to do is sprinkle on a salt to color the flames. Here is a list of colorants, the colors they produce, and a look at where to find them. List of Flame Colorant […]

How to Make Colored Fire at Home

Fire writing with invisible ink
Fire writing is a fun science project. You write a message using invisible ink, let it dry, and then reveal the secret by touching a flame to the edge of the text. The message burns away, leaving the paper untouched except for the fire writing. Fire Writing Materials You only […]

Fire Writing With Invisible Ink

Several years ago, if you played a game of ping pong or table tennis, there was a real chance the ball could explode when hit or burst into flame from friction as it struck the table. Do you know why ping pong balls burn? Contrary to a popular myth, they […]

Why Ping Pong Balls Burn