Chemistry of Fireworks
- Underwater Fireworks
Fireworks have to be up in the air, right? Think again! Try these cool flashes of light—underwater.
- What Is in a Firework?
Make your classroom pop and sparkle as students investigate two types of fireworks.
- History of Fireworks
Whom do we have to thank for discovering fireworks? What did they use them for?
- Make Your Own Fireworks
Glow little glowworm, glow. Make your own fireworks with ingredients you can find around the house.
- What Do We Know About Fireworks?
Nothing ready for the sub? Don’t explode! Check out this emergency lesson plan instead.
- The Chemistry of Fireworks
This color-popping graphic is a mini crash course in fireworks.
- Meet the Mad Scientists Who Created Edible Fireworks
These two modern day Willy Wonkas helped over a quarter million people get the sensation of tasting and smelling fireworks.
- Pyrotechnics for the Planet
“What goes up must come down.” How can we make fireworks safer for the environment?
- With a Bang: The Science of Fireworks
Poppers, firecrackers, ground spinners—what gives these common fireworks their kick?
- Chemical of the Week: Fireworks!
Chemistry can be a blast as you get the scoop on which compounds give you which color, how to stay safe, and more.
- How Fireworks Work
Check out what goes into a firework, long before you see its explosive glow in the sky.
Fire up your learning as you dissect the anatomy of a firework and its chemistry.
- I Didn't Know That: Fireworks
Get up close and personal with the inner workings of a firework as you go behind the scenes at a fireworks company.
(all sites accessed June 2014)