The Challenge: Make fireworks
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The Rough Science
pyrotechnic team managed to put on a successful firework display of rockets,
firecrackers and pinwheels all from a safe distance thanks to Jonathan's
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The Science Behind the Spectacle on the ThinkQuest Library of Entries
site - this page deals with the physics of aerial shell fireworks.
Review - for UK firework enthusiasts with firework reviews, pictures
Rocket Engines Work from the How Stuff Works site - explains how a
rocket engine works.
page, Radical Backyard Science ideas on the How to Build a Water Rocket
site - links to sites giving information about water rockets.
and High Power Rocketry by Don Irving on the Irving Family website
- pages about all types of rockets, from the smallest to the larges built
Chemistry of Firework Colours on the About.com site - explains
about how the colours of fireworks are created - a marriage of art and
Physics by Tom Duncan, John Murray 2000; ISBN: 0719576695
of Chemistry and Physics by David R. Lide PhD, CRC Press, 2001; ISBN:
Chemistry of Fireworks by M. S. Russell, The Royal Society of Chemistry,
2000; ISBN: 0854045988
of Pyrotechnics and Explosives by John A. Conkling, Marcel Dekker
1985; ISBN: 0824774434
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