Idea Bank: Tricks with Wicks by: Bill Nixon

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The Idea Bank provides tips and techniques for creative teaching, in about 1,000 words. In this month’s Idea Bank, the lesson plan integrates several scientific disciplines and can be used in a range of science courses. Students see candles all the time, but very few know how they actually work. This activity focuses on what occurs as a candle burns—rapid oxidation, chemical changes, and physical changes.

Grades
  • High
Publication Date
12/1/2002

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  • on Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:27 PM

The author of this article uses the demonstration provided in full with two other activities for students to help to connect with his students and make them feel comfortable. He suggests how it can be used in the beginning of a school year but also at the end to build lasting impressions on students.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)


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