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Como funciona un extintor

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    CIENTEC Foundation

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Como funciona un extintor

In this Spanish-language chemistry activity, learners use simple materials to explore how fire extinguishers work to put out fires. Safety note: this activity involves the use of a small candle with a burning flame.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 14

Resource Type:


Materials List (per group of students)

  • 4 teaspoons of baking soda placed in a paper napkin
  • String
  • Bag
  • 5 tablespoons of vinegar
  • Small water bottle (dry)
  • Cork or clay
  • Drinking straw
  • Candle and match


  • Engineering and Technology
    • Engineering
      • Fire Protection Engineering
    • Technology
  • Physical Sciences
    • Chemistry
      • Chemical Reactions
      • Acids and Bases
      • Oxidation-Reduction Reactions
    • States of Matter
      • Gases
    • Structure and Properties of Matter
      • Elements and Periodic Table
      • Volume and Density


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Uses STEM to solve real-world problems
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


This resource is part of:

Access Rights:

  • Free access



  • CIENTEC Foundation,

Funding Source:

  • Jack's