Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Energy and orange peel experiment

Recently I was doing some experiments centered around oranges. One that my students really liked was squeezing orange oils into a flame. They were able to get a good burst of energy, as the oils burn.

Even though they tried really hard, they couldn't get the skin to burn, even in a Bunsen burner flame.
Also, they didn't manage to get each other in the eyes with the oil, although I would use google just to be same.
This experiment could be used as a starer to alternative energy sources or just to "spark" a discussion about energy, combustion or chemical changes.

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