This Is Why Fireworks Are Different Colors

In honor of all things science and the 4th of July, I thought it might be fun to share an image I came across on Google+ (yes, it’s pretty great actually). If you’re heading out to a fireworks display and wish you knew how the different rockets and explosions burst into an array of colors, wonder no longer. This handy chart explains the different chemical ingredients required to give the fireworks their dazzling colors.