Educator Resources for Fire

Don’t play with fire…learn about it instead! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby explore the mystery of combustion, the chemical reaction that makes fire possible. You’ll find out what the four essential ingredients of combustion are, and how removing just one of those elements affects a fire. With a matchstick as an example, you’ll see how a fire starts, from the initial application of heat through friction, to the vaporization of fuel, to the fuel’s oxidation. Finally, Tim explains what happens when combustion’s chain reaction proceeds too quickly. Cover your ears!