Candlelight

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Learning Framework?

  • Physical
  • Intellectual
  • Emotional
  • Social

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WHAT CHILDREN WILL LEARN

  • Physical - Muscle coordination, stability, agility, eye-hand coordination, incorpoartion of locomotor skills such as skipping, galloping and sliding.
  • Intellectual - Predicting, decision-making, organizing, strategic planning
  • Emotional - Confidence, success, sportsmanship, ability to accept loss
  • Social - Teamwork, leadership skills, resolving conflicts
#Scienceofplay45

What keeps a fire lit? Is it the wax, the wick or something else? Help your child discover the wonder of fire.
Skill Level
Intermediate
Suitable for
5-6 years old
Estimated time
< 15 mins
Environment
Indoors

What You Will Need

  • Notebook
  • Candle
  • Pencil
  • Lighter
  • Glass jar

Step 1

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Gather the materials.

Step 2

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Light the candle with a lighter. Ask your child to note down what they observe.

Step 3

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Blow out the candle and record the results. Records can take the form of notes and drawings.

Step 4

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Light the candle again, but this time, cover the candle with a glass jar. Ensure the jar is big enough to reach the base of the candle.

Step 5

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Ask your child to observe what happens to the candle and describe and record what they see. Encourage discussion about the observations and end the session listing important points derived from the records.

Ask the Kids

Would covering the candle inside a pot bring about the same results?

If you like, share what your kids answered in the comments below