Normally on this day, there would be national and municipal fireworks displays. Even though you may not be able to see them in person this year, that doesn’t have to stop you from learning how fireworks work.
Simply, fireworks rely on chemical reactions to propel them into the sky and produce the brilliant colors you see when they explode.
The types and amounts of chemicals used determine flight time and the hue of the explosions.
Dive deeper into this topic with these resources:
How Do Fireworks Get Their Glorious Colors? – This is a great overview of how fireworks are made and where they get their colors.
Fireworks’ Vibrant History – From their accidental discovery to the massive displays today, fireworks have enchanted viewers for centuries.
You can purchase a teacher’s guide on this topic from Teachers Pay Teachers.
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