Simple Aesthetic Candle to Light the Dark World
ACES Challenge Entry
Silver: Indonesia country award
Silver: Frugal aspects award
Bronze: Learning outcomes award
Muhammad Khalis A’ufa Suyudi
SDIT Akmala Sabila Cirebon
These problems can be overcome by making simple candles from improvised materials that are easy to find around. Materials and tools that can be used to make emergency candles include cooking oil, water, glass cups, cotton buds, or cotton. Used cooking oil is one of the raw material wastes that grows rapidly in the household environment which has a negative impact on body health and the environment. Therefore, it is necessary to make efforts to utilize used cooking oil into something useful to minimize waste cooking oil and reduce environmental pollution. The purpose of this activity is to increase students’ knowledge of the impact of using and disposing of used cooking oil on the health of the body and the environment.
Learning and Competency Outcomes
Waste cooking oil is used for daily activities and even has the potential to help in illuminating environments when there is a power outage at night. Students can also observe that the oil absorbed in the cotton bud can make the flame last longer. Cooking oil will not mix with the water underneath. This is because water molecules are polar. Oils, on the other hand, have nonpolar molecules that have no charge.