Video: Chemical reaction

This afternoon Year 5 investigated fire!

We watched a clip from Harry Potter and the goblet of fire. We saw a green fire.

We wondered if it was possible….

Then Miss Edwards demonstrated a chemical reaction of methanol with Boric acid being lit.

It was amazing to see the flames in a beautiful green colour.

We thought about why it happened and what we learnt.

“I used to think that you needed to use food colouring and now I think it was an acid that made green fire because of the chemical reaction between methanol and Boric acid when it is lit with a flame.”

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