Flame Out

Add a little heat to your science lesson. Young experimenters work to understand the chemical reaction taking place when a candle burns. They experiment with both oxygen and carbon dioxide to make conclusions about the reaction.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have pupils draw a diagram modeling the molecular interaction as an assessment
Classroom Considerations
  • Emphasize safety precautions for working with fire
  • Expects a basic understanding of chemical reactions
  • Provides scientific explanations for the observations in the experiments
  • Includes step-by-step instructions for individuals to follow
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