Lesson Overview: In this demonstration, students observe the heat from a burning candle and a single match so they can describe the shape and size of a heat plume and explain how the energy from a fire is transferred. Since this is the first activity in FireWorks to use actual fire, we suggest it as a demonstration so the class can go through and observe safety procedures together.
Lesson Goals: Increase students’ understanding of heat dispersal from fires. Prepare students to safely conduct experiments with fire.
- Students can list three ways in which energy is transferred from a burning object.
- Students can describe the shape and size of a heat plume from a burning match.
- Students can list some safe practices for doing laboratory experiments with fire.