How Fireworks Get Their colors

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Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
9 10 11 12
Organization:Science Buddies; Science Friday
Publication Date:2014
Summary:Have you ever watched a fireworks show and wondered how all the different colors -, amazing reds, yellows, oranges, blues, purples, greens, and more -, are made? The color, or colors, that a firework makes depends on what color-producing chemicals are in the firework. These chemicals are various metal salts that make different, specific colors as they are heated. In this science activity, you will yet to burn some metal salts at home to investigate what colors they make. Then, at the next fireworks show, you can impress friends and family with your knowledge of what may be causing some of the colors they see.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:PS1.B
Subjects: activities; chemistry; lesson; metal; minerals; rocks
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