Full-Spectrum Science with Ron Hipschman: Fireworks
Sunday, July 21, 2013 | 2:00 p.m.
Location: Exploratorium, Pier 15, Kanbar Forum
Admission: Included with museum admission.
In this dynamic series, Exploratorium scientist Ron Hipschman covers different aspects of physics, including sound, color, heat and temperature, and electrostatics. Each hour-long presentation includes hands-on activities and demonstrations.
Who invented fireworks? How do the bursting shells display such beautiful colors and varied patterns? Learn about the science and terminology of pyrotechnics—including what a "jerb" and a "lance" is.