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Science / Charcoal Burners Camp

This exhibit shows stages in the construction of a charcoal kiln, and the charcoal burner's hut. Charcoal is produced by the controlled burning of wood with a restricted air supply, the finished product being a fuel giving an intense heat about twice that of wood.

Suggested Topics

Possible links to National Curriculum Units 1C, 2D, 3C, 4C and 6D Using Materials, Keeping Warm and Irreversible Changes.

Other Information

Charcoal Burning Processes in the ancient craft of charcoal burning. Details