Chemical History of a Candle Study Guide: This is a study guide with experiments I created for Michael Faraday’s A Chemical History of a Candle, a series of lectures he gave at the turn of the (20th) Century about combustion, and how understanding combustion has led to a fuller understanding of chemistry, the science of matter. I have not, as of yet, completed all of the experiments, but they are readily available on the internet. As with all experiments using caustic or combustible materials, use caution, keep hazardous material out of the reach of children, and try the experiment yourself before letting your youth loose with it.
Better yet, The Engineer Guy has reproduced the series of lectures, with commentary, and his free study guide. You can access them here: