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As we all know, fireworks when used correctly are safe, fun, colourful and exciting, but would you let your 8 year old create a colourful firework style show of their own in your kitchen…….probably not and with good reason.
We all know mixing blue and yellow paint together will produce green. Learning about the way primary and secondary colours interact could be boring, but having fun at the same time would make the experience more memorable as the saying goes” a picture paints a thousand words”.
Next time you hear the phrase “Mum/Dad I’m bored” get them to try this inexpensive little experiment, and capture their imagination and maybe inspire the next David Hockney !
You will need:
1. A Pyrex/plastic or similar see through container filled with water. (We found containers big enough to hold about half a gallon of water or bigger work best, and an old fish tank would be perfect (without the fish)).
2. About 40ml of cooking oil.
3. Some red, yellow & blue food colouring.
4. A small mixing container.
5. A spoon to mix the oil and food colours together.
Adult supervision may be required depending on the age of your children. Place the large container in the centre of a table or similar so the child/children can see it from all angles.
Next mix 5 or 6 drops of each of the food colouring (either all three colours at once or separately into the cooking oil and mix together.
Then pour the oil mixture into the water and stir.
This is where the magic happens, as we know water and oil don’t mix, when you pour the oil into the water, it will break up at first, but as they continue to watch, they will see the oil blobs find each other and begin to come back together, Leaving trails of purples, greens, oranges just like fireworks do, in fact almost any colour or shade can be created with a little experimentation. To learn more about the different colours in fireworks click here.
If you’re a budding artist and have some water colour paper about, immerse it in water, let it dry out and preserve for prosperity.
We would love to see the finished pictures so please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add it to our blog. Enjoy.
You will find below a collection of firework chemical substances as well as the correspondent color and effect that it produces.
Aluminum – Aluminum is utilized in firecrackers to create silver and white flames and sparks. This is a typical part in sparklers.
Antimony – Antimony is applied to generate firework glitter effects.
Barium – Barium create firecrackers go off in green colors, and it can additionally help steady other hazardous chemical substances.
Carbon – Carbon is definitely one of the main chemical substances of black powder, which is used as a combustible in fireworks. Carbon gives fuel for a firework.
Calcium – Calcium is used to intensify firework colors. Calcium salts make orange fireworks.
Cesium – Cesium components can help to oxidize firework mix. Cesium components produce an indigo shade in fireworks.
Chlorine – Chlorine is a vital constituent of many oxidizers in fireworks. Several of the metal salts that make shades have chlorine.
Copper – Copper produces blue-green shades in fireworks and halides of copper mineral can be used to create shades of blue.
Iron – Iron is utilized to produce sparks. The heat of the metal determines the color of these glints.
Lithium – Lithium is a item that is used to impart a red shade to fireworks. Lithium carbonate, especially, is a regular colorant.
Magnesium – Magnesium burns an incredibly bright white, so it is utilized to put white sparks or add to the brilliance of your fireworks.
Oxygen – Fireworks include oxidizers, which are chemicals that produce oxygen so that burning to occur. The oxidizers are usually nitrates, chlorates, or perchlorates. Every now and then an identical chemical is utilized to supply oxygen and color.
Phosphorus – Phosphorus burns spontaneously in air and is also responsible for some glare in the dark effects. It may be a fraction of a firework’s fuel.
Potassium – Potassium aids in oxidize firework mixtures. Potassium nitrate, potassium chlorate, and potassium perchlorate are all vital oxidizers. The potassium content can impart a violet-pink shade to the sparkles.
Radium – Radium would form powerful green colors in fireworks, however it is far too hazardous to use.
Rubidium – Rubidium help to oxidize firework mix. Rubidium produce a violet-red color in fireworks.
Sodium – Sodium shares a yellow color to fireworks, yet, the color is frequently so bright that it often cover other, less powerfull colors.
Sulfur – Sulfur is a firework compound of black powder, and as such, it is present in a firework’s fuel.
Strontium – Strontium salts expose a red color to fireworks. Strontium chemicals are likewise important for stabilizing fireworks combinations.
Titanium – Titanium metal can be burned as powder or flakes to provide silver sparkles.
Zinc – Zinc is a bluish white metal that is utilized to create smoke effects.
These are considered the usual chemical substances found in fireworks.