The Elements of a Good Firework Show

03 Jul

Read the full story from USGS Science Features.

On the Fourth of July, people all across the country will gather for cookouts and firework shows commemorating the Nation’s birthday. Here in Washington, DC, more than half a million people are expected to gather for the annual pyrotechnic extravaganza on the National Mall. Fireworks shows feature spectacular colors, shapes and special effects that would not be possible without minerals! The same minerals that hold up buildings, power smart phones, and provide essential nutrients are the same ones that light up the sky on the Fourth of July.

Wishing all of you a happy and safe July 4!

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Posted by on July 3, 2013 in Geology, Holidays


3 responses to “The Elements of a Good Firework Show

  1. waterlibrarian

    July 3, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    • Laura B.

      July 8, 2013 at 1:32 pm

      Love the Legal Planet post. It was really interesting. Thanks for sharing!


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