Chai and Why? “Candle Candle Burning Bright…”

Chai and Why?

Summertime Children’s special

Candle Candle Burning Bright…
Arnab Bhattacharya

May 4, 2014
11:00 am

Since time immemorial, candles have been used to provide light, for timekeeping, and worship. Whether for romantic ambiance or emergency lighting, on birthday cakes or in candlelight vigils, the humble candle is very much around. In classrooms around the world, many a lit candle has been covered with a glass to link fire and oxygen, though the results are often misinterpreted. Let’s find out how candles burn (and go out) through some fun experiments!

About the speaker: Arnab Bhattacharya is a scientist at TIFR and a passionate science communicator, who pioneered the “Chai-and-Why?” series.