Do the Fire Hands Experiment

Edited by David Collins, Eng, Alma, Maria

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This experiment should only be performed under the supervision of a trained professional.

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Materials

The materials that you need for this project are:

  • Butane Lighter Fuel
  • Dish Soap
  • Lighter
  • Bowl with Water
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Steps

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    Fill your bowl with some water and then pour some dish soap into the water
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    Use your hand to mix the soap around in the bowl of water but, be careful not to make bubbles while doing so
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    Take your lighter fluid, and turn it upside down and press it into the bowl of water so that it makes some gas bubbles
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    Soak your hand in the water then scoop some bubbles
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    Use the lighter to ignite the bubbles in your hand, making sure that you are far away from your bowl of gas bubbles
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    If your bowl accidentally catches on fire, make sure that you keep a safe distance and let it burn out
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    Do not go near the bowl if it has caught on fire.
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    Once the fire has burned for a few seconds, shake your hand off to remove the burning gas bubbles from your hand
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    Remember to be safe and only try this under the supervision of a professional
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Questions and Answers

What is the science behind this experiment? How does your hand not get burned?

How does our hand not get burned? What is the science behind it? How can we explain it to our teacher in an exhibition? I want to know the wonder of science behind this experiment.

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Step two is the same as step one? why is there the same question twice?

It says pour some dish soap into the bowl and mix it around

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Categories : Arts & Crafts

Recent edits by: Alma, Eng, David Collins

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