Sunday Science Tidbit; The Science Behind Fireworks

In the spirit of the July 4th holiday weekend we’re going to talk about the science of fireworks in this week’s Sunday Science Tidbit. Picture a vibrant firework show in your mind. There’s a variety of colors, styles, flashes, and noise with each firework. Let’s go back to high school science… remember atoms, elements, and wavelengths? An element is a substance that is made entirely from one type of atom. Those teeny, tiny atoms help to absorb energy and release it in the form of light. Light is characterized by a specific wavelength. Visible light, or light that…