Its Time For Science – Elevating Candle

We decided to try something a little different, as we have been playing with fire recently and bicarbonate of soda. We thought how can we combine the two. Then it struck me the candle and water experiment.

What You Need

  1. Plate
  2. Water
  3. Tea-Light Candle
  4. Glass
  5. Lighter / Match

What You Do

  1. Pour a enough water onto the plate to cover the surface
  2. Gently place the candle on the water
  3. Light the candle
  4. Carefully place the glass over the candle on the plate. Be careful not to burn yourself.

We added a bit of glitter and food colouring to the water, which is optional but fun. If you have done everything right the candle should magically float up the glass until it goes out. Of course its not magic it’s science.

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