Friday, 7 February 2014

Burning Bits

When materials are burnt, new materials are made and these can be gases.

You need:

  • Tray of sand
  • Night light candle
  • Tongs
  • Box of matches
  • Safety goggles
  • Small of different materials (which will be provided by the teacher)
Here's how:

1. Put the candle at middle of the tray of sand
2. Light the candle, make sure you have your goggles on
3. Using tongs, burn each of the bit of materials your teacher gave you. Notice what the materials look like before burning, during burning and after burning. Do the materials burn with a flame? Do they give out light? What is left after burning?

Record Results:

Name of material

How does it look like before burning?

What happened during burning?

What is left after burning?