Energy and Combustion


Understanding the rate of ignition and combustion of common household items helps make safer spaces. In this video you will make observations of the timing, behavior, and smoke of different fuels as they burn.

Watch this video to understand:

How does the material the fuel is made of effect the amount of energy released during combustion? 

Be sure to explore the student guide and teacher guide that support this investigation.

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