Chemistry of a Candle - in Honor of Michael FaradayActivity by Ayyappan Nair | added on Sep 17, 2011 | India
Sponsor(s): Jawahar Lal Nehru Planetarium,Oracle Education Foundation & BGS National Public School
A workshop on candles involving experiments,demonstrated and performed by students will be organised in the afternoon of Sept 21'11
Michael Faraday is considered the greatest experimental scientist in in the history. Faraday was an Analytical Chemist, Lecturer and Scientific Writer .Faraday gave successful series of lectures on the chemistry and physics of flames at the Royal Institution, entitled The Chemical History of a Candle. This was one of the earliest Christmas lectures for young people, which are still given each year. Between 1827 and 1860, Faraday gave the Christmas lectures a record nineteen times.(Adapted from wikipedia)
The candle magic will be revived by a hands on session which will stimulate exploring,establishing,deducing and learning from the various experiments .
There will be fun with flame shapes,colors and much more ...............
This activity is being oranised in collaboration with Oracle Education Foundation as a part of Chemistry Connect on ThinkQuest..
Students and science faculty from Schools in Bangalore are invited.