This experiment is also known as the Black snake, Black cobra or Sugar snake firework. This experiment allows students to safely work with fire in the classroom! Students place a baking soda and sugar mixture into a pile of sand. Alcohol is spread around the sand and then lit on fire! The black snake rises from the sand almost immediately!
This lab includes questions on the types of chemical changes that occur and students can balance chemical equations!
If you want to see pictures or videos of students doing this experiment, visit my blog at http://thruthemicroscope.blogspot.com/2016/06/black-snake-monster-of-chemistry.html
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