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ERIC Number: EJ913219
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 67
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Using the Chemistry of Fireworks to Engage Students in Learning Basic Chemical Principles: A Lesson in Eco-Friendly Pyrotechnics
Steinhauser, Georg; Klapotke, Thomas M.
Journal of Chemical Education, v87 n2 p150-156 Feb 2010
Fascination with fireworks and pyrotechnics can be used for educational purposes. Several aspects of pyrochemistry such as redox reactions, flame colors, or the theory of combustion can be incorporated in the curriculum to illustrate some basic chemical principles, guaranteeing a lesson that will be engaging and memorable. Beyond classic pyrochemistry, this paper also deals with the environmental pollution caused by fireworks and recent developments toward greener pyrotechnics. Safety and health aspects of pyrotechnics are discussed. (Contains 3 figures, 3 tables, and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A