- 3" Candle
- 2 Tablespoons Coffeemate Powdered Nondairy Creamer
- Matches or Long Nosed Lighter
- Large Empty Coffee Can
- Aquarium Tube 25' Long
- Safety Goggles
This is a dangerous experiment and should only be conducted with parents or a school science teacher! If you are a child do not perform this experiment alone-it is dangerous. With adult supervision, stand the candle in the middle of the driveway, or sidewalk on a windless day. Place the nondairy creamer around the candle. Light the candle and cover it with the coffe can. Run the aquarium tube from underneath the an across the yard to a safe place behind a wall or barricade. Gently blow in the tube. An explosion will send the coffee can flying.
What's going on?
Powdered nondairy creamer, when suspended in the air, is incredibly flammable and explosive. Many types of dust, suspended in air, are highly flammable. The most common explosion occurs with grain dust in grain storage facilities.