Birthday Candle Mystery

Something very “mysterious” and unexpected happens when you pour a little water into a pan, set a birthday candle in the middle of it, light it, and cover it with a glass beaker. This activity allows your students to wrestle with a surprise ending that, not only did they not expect, they will be challenged to explain. This is science the way it was meant to be taught.

Student Handout, PPT and Teacher Notes (in the notes area of the ppt)

UPDATE- here is a much easier way to do this demo!  See notes area of the ppt.