When most of us see fire, we really only focus on the flame but the fact is, there is a lot more going on than what you may first consider. Of course, the flame is the hottest part that exists but the smoke is also quite hot as well. It is an underrated part of the burning process, but one that gives us the opportunity for a rather unique experiment. You only need a lighter, a candle and something to hold the candle. As the flame of the candle is burning, it is also putting off smoke. The smoke may [More]
Art may come in many different forms and for many people, it is perhaps a piece of art hanging in a gallery or a sculpture. In reality, art is in the world all around us and the talented individuals who create it are able to do so in a variety of ways. One that has become popular in recent years is 3-D street art, in which an individual draws something on the sidewalk or pavement that appears to become three-dimensional when we view it from a certain vantage point. That is what you will see in this video, but it [More]
There are many little science experiments that border on optical illusions, and this is one of them. It is a candle trick that requires a candle with a wick on both ends, a nail, lighter and two wine glasses. You put the nail through the candle at the pivot point and then rest the nail on the two wine glasses. At that point, you light both ends of the candle and watch the magic happen. A combination of the heat from the flame and the dripping of the wax creates the ability for the candle to sway back and forth [More]