Myth (brief description)

Our myth is to see if you freeze or refrigerate a candle it will last/burn longer. We put three candles in the freezer at about 30 degrees fahrenheit. We put three other candles on a counter in Mrs. Huber's room at room tempature we left each set of candles there for 24 hours (until the next science day). We burned all six of the candles in a glass tank in Mrs. Huber's room and we wrote down our start and finish time of each set. We will make a data table to analyze our final results.

Research (write down the words and defintions you were responsible for finding as well as the questions and answers)

Lindsey
How is a candle made? There are 5 steps to making a candle: you have to melt and then you need to mix it, then you pour it into a container, then you cut it, level it off at the top, the last step is finishing it off. How does a candle "work"? The fuel is the wax, then the wick will burn after it gets hot and then since the wax is below the fire the wax will melt down. What happens when a candle is lit? The flame melts the wick, then the wick absorbs the wax and pulls it up to the flame to melt.

Clarice
Safety tips: do not burn the school down, and do not put the lit candle close to anything flammable. The composition of the candle is: wax, fregrance oil, candle dye, and a wick. Wax: votive, soy bean, and paraffin wax. That is what I found out.

Kirsten
Vocab:
4) liquid- a substance that flows.
5) gases- a fluid substance that can expand indefinitely (an unspecified length of time).
6) oxidation- addition of oxygen
Question:
7) How does the temp. of a candle effect how long it burns?
Answer:
7) If you freeze a candle the wax and wick will get be two cold to melt/ware down so it lasts longer without burning or melting.

Lily
Vocab-
Kinetic Energy- An objects Kinetic Energy is is the energy in which it possesses due to its motion.
Molecule- An electrically nutereral group of 2 or more atoms heald together by chemical bonds.
Question- How does a candle work?
The wick is very absorbant and heavy duty so when you light it it absorbs the fire. Then the wax vaporizes and produces the smell of the candle.
What happens when a candle is lit?
The wax melts from the fire on the wick and then makes a smell. The wax then goes into the air.

Procedure for Small Scale Test:
Procedure for Longer Burning Candle Experiment
By: Lindsey, Clarice, Kirsten, and Lily
1) Gather your materials needed. Materials include: 6 matching candles, a match or lighter, and a freezer.
2) The freezer needs to be set at 30ºF.
3) Put 3 of the candles in the freezer.
4) Leave all of the candles in the freezer for 24 hours.
5) Take all of the candles out of the freezer.
6) Immediatley take the lighter or match and light all of the candles.
7) Wait a while until the candles burn out (you should have an approximate time of when they started and when they finished).
8) When all of the candles burn out, write down the amount of time it took for them to burn on a data table to show your results.
9) Take your other 3 candles and leave them in the same spot for 24 hours.
10) After 24 hours take a lighter or match and light the candles. Let them burn until they are done (Again you should know the approximate time they started and when they finished).
11) When they are all done burning, write down the amount of time it took for them to burn on a data table to show your results.
12) From your results it should show if putting candles in the freezer really does make the candle last longer when burning.

Hypothesis: We think that the candles that we are going to put in the fridge will last longer than the candles that we don't put in the fridge.

Question: Does putting candles in the refridgerator make the candles last longer than candles in room tempeture?

Variables: Independant Variable: the tempeture of the candles.Ddependant Variable: does the candle last longer. Constant Varibles: the size of the candles, candle wax, time it was there.



Conclusion for Small Scale Test:
We saw that if the candles were put in the freezer they burned slower, so they lasted a little longer then regular time and they metled all the way down (almost flat). The candles that were in room tempature burned faster and burned out faster they didn't even melt all the way down. So if you put your candles in the freezer they will burn slower so you can enjoy them longer. Since the candles were colder they burned slower and lasted longer, because they were colder than the room tempeture candles.


Procedure for Large Scale Test:
Procedure for longer burning candle experiment (Large Scale Test By: Clarice, Kirsten, Lindsey, and Lily).
1) Gather your materials needed. Materials include: 6 matching candles, a match or lighter, and a fridge.
2) The fridge needs to be set at 30ºF.
3) Put 3 of the candles in the fridge.
4) Keep the other 3 candles out of the fridge.
5) Leave the candles in their spots for 24 hours.
6) After the time is up, take the candles out of the fridge, or get them off of the counter.
7) Immediately take the lighter or match and light all of the candles.
8) Wait a while until the candles burn out (you should have an approximate time of when they started and when they finished).
9) When all the candles burn out, write down the amount of time it took for them to burn on a data table to show your results.
10) From all of your results, (for both the candles that were in the fridge and weren’t), it should show that if putting candles in a fridge really does make the candle last longer when burning.

Hypothesis- We think that the candles in the refridgerator will last longer than the candles that weren’t in the fridge because the candles will burn slower.

Question- Does putting candles in the refridgerator make the candles last longer than candles in room tempeture?

Variables- independant variable: the tempeture of the candles. dependant varible: does the candle last longer. constant varibles: the size of the candles, candle wax, time it was there.


Large Scale Conclusion- When you freeze a candle, the wax freezes which makes the candle's wick last/burn longer. The candles that were in the freezer showed a result of longer burning than the room temperature candles. The colder the candle is, the slower the wax and wick will burn/melt because it's frozen and so that will make it burn/melt slower. The warmer the candle is before we start burning it, the faster the candle will burn because it's already warm so it will burn faster.


Our myth is plausible because we did it, so it's possible. In our myth we proved that putting candles in the fridge will make them last longer than if you don't put them in the fridge. The colder the wick and wax are, the longer they will take to burn. That will make the candle burn longer. This myth is plausible!