Lesson #10 examines Blender's Particle system.
Suggested Texbook Readings:
Read Chapter 13 of the John Blain "Complete Guide to Blender Graphics" - Particles (pages 239-282)
Lesson 10 - 10A - Swarm of Bees
Lesson 10 - 10B - Candle (Optional)
Model a short smoke stack and render a 200 frame animation of smoke billowing out of the stack, something like shown in this video. (Variation) - Add sparks to the smoke.