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Saturday Morning Science: Flammability and Flame Tests

10 am to noon

Taught by Mark Kent

Flammability and Flame Test

Introduction

Flammability is the ability of something to be easily ignited and burned, and is a function of surface area and volatility.  Materials that have a high surface area are more likely to be flammable than materials with a lower surface area.  Materials that are easily transformed from liquid to gas will be more flammable than those that are less easily transformed to gas, or those materials that are solid.

Purpose

All metals are shiny, and can conduct heat and electricity quite well.  Many of their salts are highly colored – in fact, all of the colors of the rainbow.  When metal salts are excited by heat they produce colors, often specific to a particular metal.  We can use the colors to determine their outermost electron nature.

Price

Price is per child attending, parent or guardian can attend class with child for no additional fee. $30 for non-members, $20 for members of BioCurious*

Ages

Saturday Morning Science is for ages 5 and up.  Under 7 require an adult present to assist them with the lab.

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