Easy Cheap Fire Experiment

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Introduction: Easy Cheap Fire Experiment

have water make fire!

Step 1: Gather Materials

all you need for this experiment is a plastic cup,some vegetable oil, sawdust, a lighter and some water.

Step 2: Mixing

Put the sawdust and the oil in the plastic cup. Mix until the sawdust has soaked up all the oil.

Step 3: Light It Up!

light the sawdust solution on fire once its completletly on fire you can do the next step.

Step 4: It's Magic!

Pour some water onto the fire. It should burst into flames.

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Correct me if I am wrong, but would the water not just boil and turn into vapor if the bowl and it's contents is hot enough? At worst, the water will travel into the sawdust before evaporating, causing burning debris to fly up when it does. Kinda like when you have oil in a pan burning - adding water is a recipe for desaster...