This 1-hour presentation takes students on a fascinating journey through the nature of combustion. It addresses concepts which include the fire diamond, combustion as a chemical reaction, flame retardants, extinguishing fires, different kinds of combustion, sparks and colours in fireworks, the effect of particle size on combustion, and the safe use of fire in the stunt industry.
Students will see, among other things, burning steel, spontaneous combustion, use of a fire extinguisher, sparks, brilliantly burning materials, a dust flare, and "cool" fire and understand regulations governing the labelling of children's night clothes. They will come away with a deep fascination, and very healthy respect, for the phenomenon we call fire.
This show addresses the following core outcomes in the current Queensland Science Syllabus for Years 1-10:Science and Society. 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.3
Earth and Beyond. 3.3, 4.3
Energy and Change. 1.2
Natural and processed materials. 1.1, 1.2, 2.2, 3.2, 4.2, 5.2, 6.2
Data projector and screen, three tables, enclosed venue (flames cannot be seen in bright light).
|SUITABLE FOR: Upper primary, early secondary
(Modified Magic Science show for lower primary also available)
|COST: $6.00, plus 60c GST, per student|
|MINIMUM: $660, plus $66 GST||Teachers' notes supplied|
Accredited, for particular year groups, Education Queensland Programs Touring Queensland Schools and by the New South Wales Department of School Education.