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The Kid Should See This

How are fireworks tested?

How do you know that the fireworks you’ve made are going to burst in the sky as expected? Test them! In this episode of I Didn’t Know That, visit one of the UK’s leading fireworks manufacturers as they test the component parts of a 125mm arial starburst shell.

In the archive: more fireworks, including how sparklers are made and Explore the Science Behind Fireworks—and the Galaxy.