10A10.70 - Flame Thrower

See the files or the hardcopy 10A10.70 entry for directions.
Code Number:
Demo Title:
Flame Thrower
Gas Flammability and Safety
Area of Study:
Chemistry and Physics
O.H. Projector Transparency.

See the files or the hardcopy 10A10.70 entry for directions.

  • Tik Liem, "The Human Flame Thrower", Investigation to Science Inquiry, pp. 165.
  • Jearl Walker, "5.12, Danger of Aerosol Cans", The Flying Circus of Physics Ed. 2, p. 224.
  • Brad Ford, "That's Right: I Built a Flamethrower", Popular Mechanics, Dec. 2019, p. 78.
  • "Woman Dies After Hair Ignites", From news services. 

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