Learning objects experiMENTALS: Magic rocking candle

TLF ID M016610

This resource contains a materials and instruction list and brief explanation for students about the process of burning both ends of a balancing candle. This activity is most likely to be done as a teacher demonstration for safety and classroom management reasons, particularly at primary school level.




Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource addresses science inquiry skills and contains first-hand activities that are based understandings related to the physical sciences for year 7 following the Australian Curriculum. This activity could also be used to discuss the states of matter in combustion in a wax candle, i.e. understanding from chemical sciences in the Australian Curriculum (year 5,6 and 8).
Year level

3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8

Topics Gravity
Learning area
  • Science
  • Technologies

Other details

Contributors
  • Contributor
  • Name: ABC - eXperiMentals
  • Organization: ABC - eXperiMentals
  • Description: author
  • Name: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Organization: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Description: Data contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Publisher
  • Name: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Organization: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Description: Publisher
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
Access profile
  • Generic
Learning Resource Type
  • Interactive
Rights
  • © 2013 Australian Broadcasting Corporation.