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Full-Spectrum Science with Ron Hipschman: Fireworks

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.

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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.

July: Fireworks
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.