Do the Fire Hands Experiment

Edited by David Collins, Eng, Alma, Maria Quinney and 2 others

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

Materials

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Steps

  1. 1
    Fill your bowl with some water and then pour some dish soap into the water.
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  2. 2
    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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  3. 3
    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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  4. 4
    Soak your hand in the water then scoop some bubbles.
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  5. 5
    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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  6. 6
    If your bowl accidentally catches on fire, make sure that you keep a safe distance and let it burn out. Do not go near the bowl if it has caught on fire.
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  7. 7
    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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  8. 8
    Remember to be safe and only try this under the supervision of a professional!
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Questions and Answers

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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How do I explain the science behind the experiment?

I am a science teacher and I run a science club and like to interest my learners in science-related topics.

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What is the background of study about the fire in the palm experiment?

What is the background study of fire in hand experiment? what is the reason and explanation of that? is it dangerous?. what will be the results? do you have references? what is the theoretical framework? My situation is different because we're going to study about chemical reactions

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Recent edits by: Jay, Maria Quinney, Alma

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