Question Sheet: Bang, Sparkle, Burst, and Boom


Before reading:

  1. In the United States, why do you think fireworks are associated with the Fourth of July? See State Patrol). 
  2. Why are fireworks dangerous? See (National Council on Fireworks Safety).

During reading:

  1. Why don't fireworks explode as soon as they are lit? 
  2. What compounds do scientists use to produce yellow fireworks? green fireworks? blue fireworks? 
  3. What does Conkling mean when he says ...

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