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Explore different ways of extinguishing a flame with some surprising results

The Lesson

In this predict-observe-explain activity, students explore different ways of extinguishing a flame with some surprising results. The lesson is introduced with the video of engineer Yusuf Muhammad. Yusuf is developing a revolutionary new household fire-safety device, incorporating the techniques of professional firefighters into everyday kitchen plumbing. His device extinguishes fires fast and aims to save lives.

What is Provided

There is a full set of hand-picked resources to go with this lesson including teacher and student sheets.

Curriculum links

Curriculum links include combustion, fuels, energy, fire triangle, fire extinguishers

SUBJECT(S) Careers, Engineering, Science, Practical work, Enquiries and investigations, Demonstrations, Chemistry
AGE 11-14

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