fire projects

Instant Fire Demonstration

Make instant fire using sugar, potassium chlorate, and sulfuric acid. No matches or flame is needed for this exciting chemistry demonstration! Instant Fire Materials You only need three chemicals for this reaction: potassium chlorate granulated table sugar – sucrose sulfuric acid Perform the Instant Fire Demonstration You can do this […]

Instant Fire Chemical Reaction (deradrian)

How To Make Your Own Homemade Firecracker 1

It’s easy to make homemade firecrackers, plus it’s fun and offers a way to learn the science behind how fireworks work. You only need a few simple ingredients to make homemade firecrackers: Homemade Firecracker Materials Black Powder 75% Potassium Nitrate 15% Charcoal 10% Sulfur or Nitrocellulose (flash paper) – make […]

Black Firecracker (Rob Cruickshank)

Cat Pumpkin GIF

Rainbow Flames Halloween Jack o’ Lantern 1

Looking for an over-the-top science-y Halloween jack o’ lantern? Here’s my favorite… a carved pumpkin that’s both covered in colored flames and shoots fire from every orifice. The colors work much like the analytical chemistry flame test in which heated ions release a characteristic spectrum of light. Materials Real Pumpkin […]