Science Of Fireworks

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Science Of Fireworks

Love the ohh and ahh of fireworks?   Take this quiz to learn more about science all around us and how it relates to creating spectacular pyrotechnic displays.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Calcium is used in fireworks to:
    • A. 

      Produce sound effects

    • B. 

      Deepen colors

    • C. 

      Burn brighter and longer

  • 2. 
    Chemically speaking, what is the hardest color to produce in fireworks?
    • A. 

      Red

    • B. 

      Green

    • C. 

      Blue

  • 3. 
    What is used to make fireworks burn longer and brighter?
    • A. 

      Titanium

    • B. 

      Oxygen

    • C. 

      Zinc

  • 4. 
    What is used in fireworks to create smoke clouds?
    • A. 

      Oxygen

    • B. 

      Titanium

    • C. 

      Zinc

  • 5. 
    What is used to create sparks in fireworks?
    • A. 

      Titanium

    • B. 

      Oxygen

    • C. 

      Zinc

  • 6. 
    Beautiful visual effects are created in fireworks by:
    • A. 

      Slower reactions and burning

    • B. 

      Fast explosions

    • C. 

      Combining small grains of fuel with an oxidizer

  • 7. 
    The colors you see in fireworks happen as
    • A. 

      Electrons are calming down and energy is converted.

    • B. 

      Energy from the fire is transferred and turned into light.

    • C. 

      Electrons are speeding up and energy is created.

  • 8. 
    Sparklers can burn at a range of temperatures.  Which temperature below is most accurate?
    • A. 

      270 degrees Fahrenheit

    • B. 

      2,700 degrees Fahrenheit

    • C. 

      27,000 degrees Fahrenheit

  • 9. 
    What kind of light is produced using energy sources other than heat?
    • A. 

      Cosmic rays

    • B. 

      Incandescence

    • C. 

      Luminescence

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Fireworks should only be handled by professionals. Have a safe and Happy 4th of July!!

    • B. 

      Fireworks should only be handled by professionals. Have a safe and Happy 4th of July!!

    • C. 

      Fireworks should only be handled by professionals. Have a safe and Happy 4th of July!!

    • D. 

      All of the above.