fire Experiments

fire experiments

Fire Experiments archive is ordered in this category. Almost all experiments in fire experiments category are dangerous. Do not play with fire!

Fire has been around for millions of years. It is a natural reaction that didn’t need to be invented. The earliest creatures that predated human beings were probably well aware of fire. When lightning would strike a forest and create a fire. Early pre-human ancestors probably try first fire experiments and obtained fire naturally and kept it burning to use for various purposes, such as cooking and heating. We can call them the first chemists!

Fire needs three components: fuel (something that will burn), heat (enough to make the fuel burn) and air (oxygen). All three components must be present to have a fire. We called this relation: fire triangle. Fire will burn until one or more of the components are removed. Traditional fire extinguishing methods involve removing the fuel, heat, or oxygen.

The ancient Greeks believed that fire was one the four basic elements that composed all things in the universe. In the mythology of virtually every culture, fire is a sacred substance that gives life or power. Today and specially in old days people always gathered around fire. Beside that it makes you feel warm and safe, people says fire is one of those things you can watch it burn for hours and you will not get tired of it. Another similar effect you get if you watch people working, especially with hands.