Outer Cone Inner Cone Burner Tube Collar http://z.about.com/d/chemistry/1/0/6/d/bunsenburner.jpg Rubber hose Make sure your area is free of anything flammable. Always check that the gas is off when not using the Bunsen burner. Have long hair tied back. • Heatproof mat •Bunsen Burner •Matches • Safety glasses http://www.trackmachine.co.uk/catalog/images/Safety-glasses-1.jpg Place Bunsen Burner on heatproof mat. Check the rubber hose for any cracks and splits. Twist rubber hose onto the gas outlet. Make sure the Bunsen Burner hole on the collar is closed. Get Matches and light one, hold match over the top of the Bunsen Burner while you turn the gas on. Now the Bunsen Burner should be going. Use the safety flame when you are using the test tube. Use the open flame when you are using the wire. 1- Turn gas off, that should make the flame go out. 2- let it cool for a couple of minutes. 3- pull the tube off the gas outlet carefully. 4- Put everything away how you found it.