Are you seeking fun science projects that you can associate with the 4th of July? Try this collection of science projects that involve fireworks and red, white, and blue.01of 14
Make a SparklerTetra Images/Getty Images
Sparklers are small hand-held fireworks that don't explode. They are among the safest and easiest fireworks to make yourself.02of 14
Homemade FirecrackersJeff Harris Photography / Getty Images
It's easy and inexpensive to make firecrackers yourself. This is a great pyrotechnics project, perfect for do-it-yourself types or persons who can't find firecrackers where they live.03of 14
Make Black SnakesAnne Helmenstine
Black snakes are another type of firework that doesn't explode. Once you light these pyrotechnic devices they push out columns of black 'snakes'. This is an easy and safe fireworks project.
Classic Smoke Bombkayla varley, Getty Images
This is a fun project that only requires a couple of ingredients. When you light the smoke bomb, you'll get lots of white smoke, plus violet flames.05of 14
Safe Smoke BombAnne Helmenstine
This is the non-cook version of the smoke bomb recipe. Since the ingredients don't need to be heated, you don't need to worry about spilling some on the stove and setting off your smoke alarm.06of 14
Bue & Red Fire TornadoAnne Helmenstine
Make a tabletop fire tornado or whirlwind that displays red and blue flames. This is a great project to see how a vortex forms, plus it's a nice demonstration of metal salt emission spectra. You can even add white sparks or flames if you want to go red, white & blue.
Colored Smoke RecipesHenrik Sorensen, Getty Images
Colored smoke is easy to make, but you will almost certainly need to order the dye used to make the color from a pyrotechnic hobby shop. The color is produced by vaporizing the dye, not by burning it.08of 14
Homemade FusesCultura RM/Rob Prideaux, Getty Images
Fuses are handy to have around for firecrackers and smoke bombs. These fuses use common household materials.09of 14
Fountain FireworkAnne Helmenstine
You can adapt the homemade smoke bomb recipe to make a long-lasting fountain firework that shoots purple flames, plus a lot of smoke.10of 14
Patriotic Density ColumnAnne Helmenstine
You can layer red, white, and blue liquids according to their density. This project is easy and educational.11of 14
Patriotic Colors Electrochemistry DemoDon Farrall, Getty Images
Use electrolysis to change the liquids in a series of beakers from clear-red-clear to red-white-blue. This is an eye-catching chemistry demonstration that is perfect for the 4th of July!12of 14
Waterfall FireworkLanskeith17, public domain
Make a waterfall firework that shoots out a river of fire, falling in glittering sparks 20-30 feet. This is an easy project that produces a cool effect.13of 14
Smoke Ring CannonAnne Helmenstine
If you've got fireworks, you've got smoke. Why not collect some of it to shoot smoke rings? This project works with colored water too.14of 14
How to Light Fireworks SafelyCultura RM/Rob Prideaux, Getty Images
This isn't specifically a science project, but if you make your own fireworks it is important to know how to light them safely.
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