Burning Iron Experiment

Science experiments for kids cause a great deal or curiosity as well as interest in children. These science experiments have the unique characteristic of making possible something which may sound impossible to do. One of such experiments is the Burning Iron science experiment. This experiment as the name suggests may look impossible to perform but the truth is that it is pretty easy to conduct and kids can try this science experiment at home. This experiment has become pretty popular among children and is one of the most amazing science experiments of all.

Burning Iron Science Experiment :

To perform the Burning Iron science experiment you will need to have a tin lid, some wire wool and 9V PP3 battery. An adult supervision as well as proper safety equipments and precautions are recommended while performing this experiment. First of all take the tin lid and place it outside on a ground. Now take the wire wool and make a small ball of it. Put this wire wool ball on the tin lid. Take a 9V battery and quickly touch it to the wire wool and at the same it pull it away from it as soon as possible. This prevents the wire wool from sticking to the battery. Soon you will be amazed to see that the wire wool will glow brightly with bright little patches that move around the ball in a very strange manner.

You will also notice that the weight of this wire wool ball increases. The reason behind such an occurrence is that the thin steel wire of wire wool has low resistance and when it is touched by a battery a very large amount of current flows through this thin wire as a result of which the wire gets heated up to a very high temperature. In such high temperature the iron reacts with oxygen quickly producing iron oxide which increases the weight of wire wool ball.

You might have seen that the Burning Iron science experiment is pretty cool experiment and kids can perform this experiment successfully under the supervision of an adult.

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