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okay so for this experiment we're gonna create a basin we need to take a sheet of cardboard fold the edges up to about a inch and a half high and then tape them off we'll cover that over with a black plastic tablecloth and then we're going to fill it with water from a water pitcher we want the water to be about three-quarters of an inch deep so now we're just taping off our can we're going to take a break off blade knife and put some protective gloves on and we'll trim the area around the where we've taped and that'll create a flap that we can pull up and it'll allow the warm air from the candle to escape okay so we've got our friend Suzie here and she wants to get to the other side as we said to meet Billy Tommy and Joey they're gonna have a little party hang out and so they're on this side like yay let's do this this is gonna be awesome so they're all hanging out over there with our little ping-pong ball faces and they're like Suzy come on and hang out let's do something we're gonna go see a movie we're going to a party and so Suzy's like they they tend not they tend not to to stay up upright very well they have a lot of have a lot of problems with that so especially Tommy so Tommy's gonna stay upside-down over there Suzy's over here and she's like oh I wish I could hang out with my friends ah and so she's wanting to go over and hang out with him but she doesn't want to get in the water and she needs to find a way to get to get across the water to hang out with her friends so she ends up thinking about like all of the things that she has and she has a candle and she has a tea candle and she has a can this is just a standard soda can and so she's like I have a candle and I have a can so she modified the can and the cans got some you can't stick it on some water oh that's okay though so she modified the can and she wants to use the can to get across the water in a really quick way so she made this thermal sale cut it out and she's gonna put the she's gonna put the candle inside the can and then she's gonna see if she can use it to get across the pond and to hang out with Timmy John meet Tommy and Joey all right so she's gonna light the candle to begin releasing some of that potential chemical energy turning it into kinetic energy and that kinetic energy is coming out in the form of heat and so that heat is is basically it's causing the air around the candle to expand and so she is gonna get in the in the device in the little can here and see if she can get it to if she'd see if the candle has enough power to pull her across the lake and it looks like it does there it goes so what's happening is cool air is rushing in through the the mouth of the can it's being heated by the candle it's expanding it's pushing on this thermal sail this the flap here and it's rising out of the back and that's causing the that's causing the the can to move forward and move across the the little pond here that's allowing our friend Suzie to meet up with Timmy Chuck Tommy and Joey hey guys yeah like hey so her boat can go about its way and they can have their they can have their party they can go to the movie or or whatever they want to do