NOT UP TO SNUFF
Extinguish a candle by removing the heat with aluminium foil
RN: 11011003 - CHEMISTRY > CHEMICAL POWER
3 & 4
Any fire needs fuel to keep on burning. As soon as the fuel is removed, the fire will be extinguished. Similarly, for a candle flame to stay lit, wax has to melt continuously and travel up the wick. When the flame's heat is removed and the wax is no longer melting, the flame will run out of fuel to burn, and be extinguished as you will see in the following science experiment:
STUFF YOU NEED [MATERIALS]
- ALUMINIUM FOIL
- ADULT HELPER
HOW TO PROCEED [PROCEDURE]
- Ask your parents or an adult to light up a candle and place it in a saucer on a table.
- Use scissors to cut a 100x100mm square of aluminium foil into the shape with a slit as shown in the diagram above.
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