It's quite a reaction

Fire is a chemical reaction that has fascinated humans for millennia. Get up close to fire to investigate how fuel, oxygen and heat combine to create a flame. Test virtual sources of combustion to see what common and unusual substances can be used to power cars and rockets. Use the “flame test” to create colorful fireworks with chemicals that burn in vibrant colors. And learn how fires in nature can sometimes be helpful and sometimes harmful, and what tools we use to manage them.

Featured Exhibits

Analyze the effects of water on a live, enclosed fire.

Use the properties of chemicals' reaction to heat to create a virtual fireworks display.