Kate's Corner: Magical candle

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BRIDGEPORT, W. Va. (WDTV) - Air is all around us and it moves in very unique ways.

In this experiment, we are going to see how it flows by trying to blow out a candle while objects are in front of it.

Since we are using a flame, we are going to need our parents' help.

Take your candle and put a box of your favorite crackers in front of it. Try to blow out the candle. Try moving the box around to see if that makes a difference. It doesn't blow out.

Now try putting a bottle or round object in front of that candle. Try blowing it out. Poof! It worked!

Why does the candle blow out with a bottle in front of it but not the box? That's all because of the way air flows.

The air blows onto the box and spreads out in all directions. However, when you put the bottle in front of the candle, the air follows the path of least resistance and follows the curve of the bottle. The air flows back around and blows out the candle.