page contains some of the common words you'll read on this website.
device that functions in the air, such as a shell, roman candle, rocket,
a shell that explodes
overhead, in the air. Aerial shells are loaded and fired from mortars
and can travel up to 200 to 3,000 feet into the sky.
the most common material
used in fireworks. Black powder was invented by the Chinese around a 1000
years ago. It is a low explosive consisting of 75 % potassium nitrate
(KNO3), 10% sulfur (S), and 15% charcoal (fuel). It is used to make sound,
lift objects, make fuses, and used in other combinations to make a variety
of different effects.
|| the release
of effects into the air by an aerial firework
|bursting charge||an explosive charge at the center of the shell that causes the shell to burst open, with a flash and explosion|
a chemical process
in which one or more substances are changed into others
a chemical process
in which a substance reacts vigorously with oxygen to produce heat and
explode or cause to explode...a heat releasing chemical reaction in which
the explosive decomposition of a substance forms an energy wave that travels
through the substance at supersonic speeds. High explosives such as TNT
and dynamite detonate; fireworks do not.
a substance that has
the potential to undergo rapid chemical decomposition, producing light,
heat, and large volumes of gas. The dry chemical ingredients that are
inside of fireworks are explosives. They create the sounds and visible
effects or provide the energy for them to work. Blackpowder
and flash powder are examples.
composition or device that functions by combustion
or detonation and creates an sights and sounds and
is used primarily for entertainment.
In the United States, fireworks are divided into two groups: those that
can be bought by the public (Consumer Fireworks) and those that can only
be used by professionals (Display/Professional Fireworks)
energetic explosive mixture, used to create firecrackers and reports
a short piece of string
or twine treated with a pyrotechnic composition or blackpowder.
that ignite on the ground, such as, fountains, spinners
the transfer of fire
from one source to another
an explosive charge,
made of black powder, beneath a shell used to lift
the shell into the sky.
long tubes made of
cardboard, fiberglass, plastic or metal from which shells
are launched, are numbered for their firing sequence.
|periodic table||an organized arrangement of chemical elements based upon similar properties|
a slow burning wooden
stick, about 12" long, used for lighting fireworks. Punk is made
of compressed sawdust and is ignited at the tip using a match or lighter
and is then used to ignite the fuse on fireworks.
art of making and setting off fireworks
explosion; the noise of the loud bang or boom produced by the pyrotechnic
without stars or colors
circular or cylindrical shaped paper casing shot into the air from a mortar.
Shells produce a burst with different colors, shapes,
and noise. The Chinese designed circular shells and Europeans designed shells
shaped like a cylinder.
a thin wood stick
or wire, usually 12" long or less, that gives off sparks while burning.
About ¾ of the length is coated with a pyrotechnic composition.
One quarter of the wire or stick is bare and used as the handle, the tip
is ignited by a match or other open flame or another sparkler, and upon
ignition, a shower of colored sparks, usually less than 10" in diameter
is produced. Though they seem harmless and are considered "safe",
they cause more injuries than any other firework
|| a pellet
or small ball of flame