What is the small piece of wood you use to light a bunsen burner with at school called?

To light a Bunsen Burner you need a wooden splint.

Here's how to use a Bunsen Burner shared by Cleapss:

Do not allow solids to drop into the Bunsen burner to clog the gas jet or the collar at the top of the chimney.

Tie any long hair to the back to avoid it catching fire.

Make sure your clothing does not get in the way of the flame and don’t lean over a flame to reach other apparatus.

Wear eye protection.

Place the Bunsen burner on a heat-resistant mat 30 to 40 cm from the edge of the bench.

Make sure the air hole is closed (unless you are lighting the gas with a piezo-electric lighter, in which case the air hole needs to be half open).

Attach the gas tubing to the gas tap.

Light a match or a wooden splint from a central flame. (Do not walk around the laboratory with wooden splint alight.)

Turn on the gas tap.

Keeping your head well away from the Bunsen burner, use the match or lighted splint to light the gas coming up the Bunsen burner chimney.

When you have finished:

Make sure the air is closed and the flame is yellow.

Switch the gas off.

Remove the tubing by putting your fingers on the tubing around the gas tap nozzle and pulling. Don’t pull the tubing off by stretching it.

See this Bunsen Burner Safety Guidelines provided by Environmental Health & Safety.

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