4th of July

The 4th of July is the perfect time to mix science and celebration! Here are 4th of July science projects you can try and explanations of how different fireworks work: Fireworks Periodic Table Kick of the 4th of July learning by printing this fireworks periodic table. It tells you how […]

4th of July Science

Black Firecracker (Rob Cruickshank) 2
It’s easy to make homemade firecrackers, plus it’s fun and offers a way to learn the science behind how fireworks work. You only need a few simple ingredients to make homemade firecrackers: Homemade Firecracker Materials Black Powder 75% Potassium Nitrate 15% Charcoal 10% Sulfur or Nitrocellulose (flash paper) – make […]

How To Make Your Own Homemade Firecracker

Sparkler (Anne Helmenstine) 1
All fireworks are not the same. For example, a firecracker and a sparkler are very different. A firecracker creates a noisy controlled explosion. A sparkler, on the other hand, burns over a long period of time (up to a minute) and produces a brilliant shower of sparks. Sparklers are sometimes […]

How Sparklers Work