Thursday, January 03, 2013

More Than A Thousand!

One day last month, when we were using our oven, Smiley was talking with us about numbers and temperature.  He asked how hot was a candle, and the stove downstairs burning firewood?

The numbers were a lot bigger than I expected.  Candle flames are about 1,800 °F and the flames in a wood stove get to be 2,700 °F.  The catch is that these are flame temperatures.  The air around the fire is much cooler.

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