Education Technology

How long can a candle burn?

Activity Overview

This can be a class opener with follow up homework. OR Use it as an in class lesson. Candle data compares the volume of a container in milliliters that has been placed over a tea light candle to the length of time it takes the flame to extinguish.

Before the Activity

If you are using the TI-Navigator System with the TI-73 you will need the attached .pdf file.
This data was collected during a lab with students. If you would like the lab feel free to email me.

During the Activity

Students' will need to ungroup data once they have recieved it. Then they will need to run the program CANDLE. Now students will be ready to analyze the data.

After the Activity

Review student results:

  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary