Fun With Fire: Magnesium and Lycopodium

Part 1 of 2. In the first part of this fifth grade science lesson, our class looks at the properties of two flammable solids – magnesium and lycopodium. Magnesium is a metal that burns with a brilliant white flame at a temperature of over 2,200 degrees Celsius. Lycopodium is a fine organic powder that while slightly flammable in a compact state, is highly explosive as airborne particles.

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