Candle Lab Report Essay

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Experimenting with a Candle
Justin Nguyen
Mrs. Howley
Mod F

Purpose: the purpose is to learn how the process of a candle burning. The goals of this experiment are to practice in the art of observation, the art of questioning, and the development of a better understanding of this process.
Hypothesis: through this experiment, we will learn how candle is working.
* Candle * Note card * Matches or butane lighter * Aluminum foil * 1L beaker * Balance
I. Candle Observation
1. Attached the candle to a note card by using melted wax. 2. Observe the candle carefully. Record as many observations as you can. 3. After that, light the candle. Observe the candle when it’s
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What makes it release gas???

Experiment 2: Prediction: the candle will turn off because there are no fuels.
1. Cut a piece of aluminum foil into a square with 3cm sides. 2. Use a pen tip to make a hole in the center of the foil. Make the hole as same side as the wick. 3. Place the aluminum over the wick. 4. Light the wick and observe for several minutes.
Observation: the light turns off.
Question: what type of material does the aluminum foil that make the light turns of???

Experiment 3
Prediction: it will create fog
1. Light the candle 2. Lift a clean, dry 1 liter beaker with both hands and place it inverted over the candle. 3. Lift the beaker off the candle and place upright on the lab bench. 4. Observe the beaker carefully.
Observation: there is fog around the beaker.
Question: is it because of the heat of the light released that make the beaker foggy.
Experiment 4 Prediction: the light will turn off Procedure: 1. Light the candle 2. Lift a clean, dry 1 liter beaker with both hand, place it over the candle 3. Observe the beaker carefully. 4. Wait for the beaker to cool and then clean it.
Observations: the light turns off while the beaker was place over the candle.
Question: is it because of the oxygen that make the light turn of??

Experiment 5: Prediction: the candle will get shorter while it gets burn. Procedure: 1. Determine the mass of a candle and

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