What Creates Colored Fireworks?

Lots and lots of different chemicals. Please note, this is for intellectual purposes only. Do not go out and buy a bunch of sodium chloride and try to make your own. posted on

The Works Children’s Museum in Bloomington Minnesota put together this handy guide explaining what chemicals are used to create a variety of fireworks colors.

While it’s topical and interesting, it’s also dangerous since July 4th is not well known as a sober, intelligent decision making holiday.

Be safe out there, kids!

Hat tip to Boing Boing

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