What The Heck is a Flame Test?

What is a flame test you ask?

Well for one thing it is a series of paintings in progress that I am working on this month for my Patreon supported science and art project. But the real-deal is that the flame test is a fascination and eye catching technique used in science to determine what precise elements are present. The other cool thing about the “Flame Test” is that it is actually part of the science behind pyrotechnics. When you see fireworks, you see the flame test!

I created a short video with my science advisor for this project, chemist and all around bad-ass, Dr Ray Burks.

I hope you enjoy this short video that explains the science behind the flame test.

Link to video on my Patreon page here.

If you enjoy this video please consider pledging to my Patreon. If I can reach the $750 mark I will make a video with a scientist that explains the art project I am working on each month.

Amy Roth

Amy Davis Roth (aka Surly Amy) is a multimedia, science-loving artist who resides in Los Angeles, California. She makes Surly-Ramics and is currently in love with pottery. Daily maker of art and leader of Mad Art Lab. Support her on Patreon. Tip Jar is here.

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