Originally published on July 4, 2012.

From holidays like the Fourth of July to victories, fireworks mean celebration. And to me, they’re a celebration of chemistry too. Atoms and reactions power the colors, sounds and smoke of fireworks.

The first firecracker was discovered in China about 1,000 years ago. Called black

Source:: QUEST

How Do Fireworks Work? 8 March,2017Andrea Aust


Andrea Aust

Andrea is the Senior Manager of Science Education for KQED, where she has been developing science education resources and providing professional learning for STEM educators for more than 10 years. Andrea graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in Environmental Science and earned her M.A. in Teaching and Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from the University of San Francisco. Prior to KQED, she taught, developed, and managed marine science and environmental education programs in Aspen, Catalina Island and the Bay Area. Follow her on Twitter at @KQEDaust.

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