First, we setup our water containment with a garbage bag and a rectangular wooden frame. Then we filled with water. Next we placed the blocks in the container stacking them varying heights depending on the trial.
Next, we melted the wax on the bottom of each candle and stuck them onto the wooden blocks. After that, we lit each candle as quickly as possible and placed the fish tank over the candles into the water to make a seal.
While the candles were burning we videotaped the candles going out. We took 7 seven trials.
Once we were finished we divided up the videos among the class and wrote down all observations on the videos we could make. Including the times it took for the candles to go out. We also calculated the time between each candle going out.