Candle Experiments for Hanukkah. Try this at Home!

For Hanukkah, the holiday of light, we gathered some fun Hanukkah-themed science experiments for you to try at home. For your safety, adult supervision is needed. Enjoy!

Experiment # 1: How to Create Fire Under Water?

candle under waterUnder water, like in space, there is no oxygen. Therefore, we have to take oxygen to space together with fuel, so that the fuel will burn in these conditions. Please do the experiment under adult supervision only!

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Experiment # 2: Candle Swing

Candle swingTry and see how the flames make the candle swing from side to side. Please do the experiment under adult supervision only!
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Experiment #3: Candle Vacuums Water Into a Glass

candle glassCombustion processes need oxygen. Combustion creates a vaccum in the tank, so the water rises and is sucked into the glass (or a jar). In space, there are similar hypoxic conditions. Please do the experiment under adult supervision only!
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Experiment # 4: How to Relight a Candle from its Smoke?

Relight candleIf you extinguish a candle and then light up the smoke from the top, it will light up the smoke particles, and the fire will start burning from the fuse’s end. Please do the experiment under adult supervision only!
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Experiment # 5: How to Blow Out a Candle with Music?

candle musicCheck out what happens to a lit candle when you put it in front of a speaker, due to sound vibrations. Please do the experiment under adult supervision only! 

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