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New at Rosetta Stones: the Geology of Fireworks

I got to thinking today, “I’ll be there’s a geology story behind fireworks. Betcha I can be lazy and link to the people who’ve already written it.” And lo, it was so. I found you some great articles: explanations of the science (including geology!) of fireworks for both kids and adults, plus a neat-o experiment you can do cheaply, easily and safely your own self. How cool is that? Setting things on fire: almost always awesome.

I also found you some gorgeous photos courtesy of folks on Flickr. Here’s the ones I couldn’t fit, but were too beautiful to pass up. Enjoy!

Fireworks over Darling Harbour. Image courtesy Nigel Howe.

Fireworks over Darling Harbour. Image courtesy Nigel Howe.

Fireworks in Santa Barbara, CA. Image courtesy Damian Gadal.

Fireworks in Santa Barbara, CA. Image courtesy Damian Gadal.

Comments

  1. rq says

    I find the stuff about colours especially fascinating, what with the chemistry angle. Back in high school I wrote a paper on stained glass, which turned out a heck of a lot more interesting precisely for the chemistry behind the colours. I’d chosen the topic because it was easy and a bit different, but I ended up learning far more than I’d expected.
    Happy July 4th!