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.


Steel wool sparklers are ideal for creating light paintings. (Steve Halama)
Ignite steel wool to make a stunning spinning sparkler or to create incredible photographs and light paintings. All you need are a few common materials for this simple project. Make a Steel Wool Sparkler You probably have all the materials you need on hand, but if you don’t, they are […]

Spinning Steel Wool Sparkler





For real: If you shine a low-pressure sodium lamp on a yellow sodium flame, the flame will be black.
Flames emits light and heat, so it seems impossible to make black fire. However, you actually can make black fire by controlling the wavelengths of absorbed and emitted light. Black Fire Materials The set-up is simple and only requires a few materials: Alcohol Salt solution Low-pressure sodium (LPS) lamp Alcohol […]

How to Make Black Fire