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Demonstrating Chemistry: Fireworks in the Classroom

This video, from Teachers TV, gives ideas on how to bring fireworks demonstrations into the science lab in a safe and fascinating way. It illustrates experiments relating to the secondary school science curriculum. These include:

• combustion basics, oxidation and oxidising agents
• creating a flash
• displacement reactions
• making your own delay fuse
• sparklers
• flame colours / flame test
• generating thrust.

Matthew shows teachers how to carry out the experiments safely with advice from CLEAPSS.

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