4F10.42 - The Cornstarch Flamethrower

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Code Number:
Demo Title:
The Cornstarch Flamethrower
Explosive Mixtures, Critical Concentrations
Area of Study:
Chemistry and Physics
1 Gal. Can Flame App, Candles, Disposable Grill Lighter, Bunsen Burner, Cornstarch or Powdered Dairy Creamer.

See the files for directions.

  • Kyle Forinash, "Don't Try This at Home?", TPT, Vol. 47, # 1, Jan. 2009, p. 4.
  • Tom Concannon, "The Cornstarch Flamethrower", TPT, Vol. 46, # 8, Nov. 2008, p. 477.
  • Joey Green, "Flour Fireworks", The Mad Scientist Handbook, Vol. 2, p. 39.
  • William Gurstelle, "Do not make this mushroom cloud", Popular Science, August 2015, p. 65.

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