Happy July 4th!

I went with the best of intentions ready to partake in the festivities and take pictures of the great fireworks show the little town of Conshohocken puts on every Fourth of July. But I’ve been recovering from a nasty cold that had me in bed for three days. Plus the skeeters were having a little Fourth of July celebration of their own. So we took off before the fireworks started but I’ll bet they were grand! Thank you Terri for another great party. For some links to firework posts and pictures from previous years, click here and here.

Fireworks and Science-Inseparable

What does art have to do with science? Just about everything. The art of fireworks is no exception. Fireworks get their color from chemistry. Physics plays an important role too.

Fortunately, you don’t need to be a scientist to appreciate fireworks. I took the pictures below at my friend Terri’s annual Fourth of July celebration that ends with a trek to her town park to see a beautiful fireworks show.

Here are 20 facts about fireworks you probably didn’t know.