Forth of July fun up north

Brooke Elston, 2nd hour

Summer fun!

On the forth of July weekend my family and I thought it would be a good idea to go up north and let me invite my friend Megan, as we drove up to Minocqua nothing interesting really happened. Threw the next day and a half we spent most of the time fishing, but on July 4th, we went to Tony's nieces house and at 10:30 we shot off fireworks, at midnight we left and tony let Megan and me go buy smaller fireworks at Walgreens. The next night we were allowed to set off the smaller fireworks.

Look at me!

The science part of it.

Every different firework and firework color is made up of different elements and every different special affect is made by a different element. Examples: the element for green is barium, the element of the color blue is copper, the element of the color silver is sodium. To get the firework up in the sky, it takes some rocketry science. Some Aeriel fireworks commonly are put into a shell, sometimes it's something simple like a paper tube to a more complicated wood-case balls. Inside the shell are stars, these are chemical materials that will ignite in the sky. At the bottom of the shell is a lifting charge which powers the shell into the sky. Inside the shell is a bursting charge that is connected to the fuse that you light, that charge blows the shell apart which starts then fireworks mayhem.

I wonder......

1. I wonder if there are elements you shouldn't mix together

2. I wonder if the shell has ever not worked before.

3. I wonder how fast the firework goes to be able to have the shell burst.

4. I wonder how fast gravity starts to work to pull the firework down.


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