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What is a good science fair title for "which colored candle burns slower"?i would like...

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user7746150 | Student | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted January 8, 2013 at 1:04 PM via web

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What is a good science fair title for "which colored candle burns slower"?

i would like it to be catchy if possible . the candles are also votive candles.

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Kristen Lentz | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted January 5, 2013 at 8:51 PM (Answer #2)

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There are many ways to create a catchy and unique title for your science project.  Sometimes catchy titles make allusions, or references, to something popular.  You could also try alliteration, in which you repeat the first letter of each word, like a tongue twister. 

Possible Science Fair Title suggestions:

Burn, Baby, Burn: A Study of the Effects of Colored Wax  (An Allusion to a popular Disco song "Disco Inferno") You could play the song as background music to your presentation!

The Votive Motive:  Why Colored Candles Burn Slower ( A Rhyming Title)

Colored Candle Conflagration  (An Alliteration example.  A conflagration is a really big fire)

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user7746150 | Student | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted January 5, 2013 at 9:07 PM (Answer #3)

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thank you but my title needs to be short and catchy and appropriate for elementry students. i can not play music in the background SADLY. :(   

i burned 3 scented votive candles honeysuckle, peppermint, and french vanilla the winner that burned the slowest was french vanilla because anything that has vanilla in it burns slower then other candles and thank you again.

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wordprof | College Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted January 6, 2013 at 12:38 AM (Answer #5)

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Not to be an old curmudgeon, but the premise of the experiment seems unscientific to me.  First, you are not measuring the color of the candles, but the burning properties of their ingredients, assuming their smells are caused by different ingredients,  Second, there are too many variables, such as breezes, wick length, thickness of candle, etc.  Third, you do not state a hypothesis.  Not a good start for teaching the scientific method.

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user7746150 | Student | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted January 6, 2013 at 1:48 AM (Answer #6)

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i did all of that but i did not post the hypothesis because i did not think it was needed i was JUST wanting to see if anyone had a title that would be catchy short and appropriate thank you for clearing it up if anyone needed the info.

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted January 8, 2013 at 3:49 PM (Answer #7)

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Why not try short and simple, such as: Colored Candles?  It is catchy because it uses alliteration, and it also might make people want to look closer.  To be a little more clever you could try: Candy Candles.  It is a play on the scents and colors of the candles.

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e-martin | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted January 8, 2013 at 6:14 PM (Answer #8)

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Here are a few more ideas:

  • The race to be slowest.
  • What smells slowest? 
  • What is the slowest smell? 
  • The Great Scent Slowdown
  • Wick Be Nimble
  • Which Wick Be Nimble?
  • The answer is burning in the wind
  • The answer is burning in the wick
  • Burn Test

 

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trophyhunter1 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted January 8, 2013 at 6:30 PM (Answer #9)

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Assuming you have purchased candles made by the same manufacturer, with same length and width and wicks, with the only variable being color, you can state your title as a problem. Which colored candle burns slowest? Your title can be something that refers to the problem. Which candle would be better during a blackout? Which candle would burn the longest at a romantic dinner date? Good luck with your research.

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