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"Sparkling" With Chemistry


Sparkling With Chemistry

The science of chemistry governs the breathtaking fireworks display that we see on the Fourth of July. In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn about the chemical composition of sparklers, by examining the compounds that can be used to produce a variety of colorful sparks. They will then apply this knowledge to make and ignite sparklers of their own.

Dr. Andy Landis
Assistant Professor in Chemistry
Penn State York

Dr. Sandra Young
Materials Engineer
US Army Research Lab