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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.