Are you looking for a science fair project that involves fire or combustion? Here are some ideas for fire projects to get you brainstorming.
- What chemicals burn in different colors?
- What substances can mask the colors of flames?
- Which type of oil produces the least soot when it burns? You can collect soot (carbon black) by burning in a container and wiping it down between tests or by examining a filter paper (or coffee filter) placed in with the test oil.
- Analyze whether burning trash is a good alternative to landfills.
- Examine the effects of flame retardant chemicals on growing plants or on animals, such as insects or aquarium fish.
- Which common materials (e.g., paper, foam, cloth, vinyl) produce the worst smoke/air pollution when burned?
- Examine how controlled burning is used for forests and parks.
- Examine the effects of ash on soil composition.
- How does diminishing oxygen affect the appearance of a flame?
- Does it matter what type of wax is used to make a candle?
- Can you construct candles using liquid oils or other fuels besides wax?
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