Polish Your Sparkler Knowledge

We are coming up on Independence Day here in the states. The long weekend ahead will surely involve sparklers. I was glad I found this short Reactions video from our friends over at The American Chemical Society. Now I can impress my friends with my knowledge of how sparklers work. I studied up a few years ago on how the big fireworks work (Video: How Fireworks Dazzle) and that earned me some chemistry street cred and all the red, white and blue jello shots I could consume. Let’s see what I can do this year. If you want to buff up on your sparkler knowledge, check out the video below.


Traci-bio-photo.jpgTraci Purdum is Chemical Processing’s senior digital editor. You can find her writing her name in the air with sparklers this weekend. You also can email her at tpurdum@putman.net.