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The length of the burnt away in 30 minutes is almost the same at all 3 different room temperatures.

Room temperature Average length of candle burnt in 30 minutes (mm)
  1 2 3 4 5
20°C 27 26 25 28 26
25°C 28 25 27 28 25
30°C 28 24 26 29 25

The graph below represents the results of our science experiment:

candle science fair project

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1 hour to prepare, 4 hours for observation
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Take the necessary precautions when handling fire. Ensure that no flammable materials are placed near the candles during the experiment. Adult supervision required.