The Science of Fireworks

This Fourth of July, many families will be wrapping up their festivities by going to see a blazing, brilliant firework show.  No matter if it’s your local community or Navy Pier in Chicago, people of all ages marvel at the stunning displays of color and sound.  Firework displays have become very sophisticated, and every year you many notice some shapes that you have not seen the previous year.  Have you ever wondered how those shapes and colors are made?  Well, you have science to thank, particularly chemistry.  Continue reading “The Science of Fireworks”