College of Agriculture, Engineering
and Science (CAES)

STEC@UKZN live experiment of the week – Focusing on flames

Join us every week for a short fun science experiment.

This week: We will explore what will happen when you place a glass over a lit candle in a bowl of water and how to fireproof a balloon.

What you will need for this experiment:

  • A deep plate
  • A candle
  • A clear glass cup that is taller than the candle
  • Water
  • Playdough or Prestik
  • Matches (adult supervision advised)
  • A balloon

Please use last week’s login to join the fun. You don’t have the login details? Send an e-mail to

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