ChemIsTry of Fireworks

Here’s the deal behind the Chemistry of Fireworks – and yes, with anything worthwhile, you really need to Try. The colors are produced by the heating of metal salts, that emit characteristic colors. The atoms of each element absorb energy and release it as light of specific colors. The energy absorbed by an atom rearranges its electrons from their lowest-energy …

4th of July STEM-Related Activities

4th of July ideas

The 4th of July is one of the best holidays for STEMists! Firstly, it’s a great way to get kids engaged in celebration preparation. Secondly, it’s a chance to do some super groovy STEM activities.  From yummy recipes, to watching the night sky light up with fireworks, above all STEMists are bound to show up for America’s big celebration!  As …