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Glow in the Water Candle!

Glow in the Water Candle!DepartmentMaterials Research Society(All Day) AgesElementary,Middle School,High School +


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A candle can glow underwater for approximately 30 seconds. The magic comes from a jar on top, which acts as a store of oxygen. The combustion from the wick uses up the oxygen, causing the flame to die out.

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